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Saturday, February 03, 2007

The Bentley Camargue

The Rolls Royce and Bentley Camargue was introduced in march 1975 and ceased production in 1986. During these eleven years only 526 were produced. 525 Rolls Royce variants and 1 Bentley.

Yes one Bentley. Here it is.

The car is like no other ever to leave the factory. This is solely due to the design of the body. Crewe commissioned Pininfarina to design a two door coupe after the positive reaction towards the 1968 Bentley T1 Coupé Speciale.

The car design was finished in 1970. The designer at Pininfarina was not Sergio, but in fact Paolo Martin. And these are his design sketches.

Notice anything? It was not designed as a Rolls Royce but as a Bentley. So the Bentley Camargue it is!

The car is very sporting, and some owners have realised it would be better dressed as a Bentley, and have changed to grill, badges and hub caps.

Some modifications have been successful, but as it was the 80's others have been quite questionable! Have a look at this disaster.

It probably had a record player in it as well.

Pictures courtesy madle and Pablo Martin.

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