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Bentley GTC honours No.1 Blower

Bentley GTC honours No.1 Blower
Bentley GTC honours No.1 Blower
Bentley GTC honours No.1 Blower
Bentley GTC honours No.1 Blower
Bentley GTC honours No.1 Blower
Bentley GTC honours No.1 Blower
Bentley GTC honours No.1 Blower
Bentley GTC honours No.1 Blower
Bentley GTC honours No.1 Blower

Special Bentley Continental GTC Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is historic throwback.

Bentley is celebrating its 100th anniversary on July 10th of this year, and to mark the occasion in style it is holding a number of special events and releasing various special models - so here's another for that portfolio: it's the Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner.

Red or black?

Just a few months ago, Bentley did a Number 9 Edition of the Conti GT Coupe, so this No 1 Edition of the GTC is not a surprise. This time, it harks back to the No.1 Bentley Blower of 1929. The modern car comes in two colour schemes: Dragon Red II with a Beluga black hood; or Beluga with a Claret red roof. The red-body-with-black detailing is more like the original No.1 Bentley, which was also finished mainly in red, but either way the GTC No 1 Edition by Mulliner gains a Centenary Pack, Bentley Black Line Specification and a Carbon Body Kit.

Gold standard

Further to these details, the No 1 Edition GTC has 18-carat gold-plated badging, a painted 'Number 1' radiator grille and, as part of the magnificent Bentley Rotating Display dashboard, a display piece cast from one of the pistons of the original No.1 Blower. Just 100 examples of the GTC Number 1 Edition by Mulliner will be built worldwide, so exclusivity is guaranteed.

Ample W12 power

Powering the GTC Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is the 6.0-litre W12 biturbo engine found in the regular Continental range. Other details of the special edition include 22-inch MDS wheels in either Cricket Ball or Gloss Black finish, an interior with a colour split of either Cricket Ball or Beluga main hide with a Heritage contrast section, Grand Black wood veneers for the cabin, 18-carat gold-plated organ stops for the ventilation, an Alcantara steering wheel and gearlever, and 'Number 1' treadplates. There's also a Jaeger clock with a unique Number 1 face, as well.


Published on June 27, 2019
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