Bentley is taking inspiration from its parent company, Volkswagen, in creating a 1-off convertible — the Continental GT Convertible Bavaria Edition by Mulliner — to be presented at an exclusive Munich retailer event.
Designed by Bentley’s Director of Design, Stefan Sielaff, the hand-crafted Continental GT Convertible Bavaria Edition is presented in Glacier White with an Imperial Blue roof (white and blue, the colours of the Bavarian flag, are historically tied to the ruling family since the early 12th Century to the early 20th Century).
The checked blue/white Bavarian flag pattern (the state also uses a second striped flag with a white stripe over a blue one) adorns the front fenders (alternating Mulliner Bespoke White and Light Blue Sport enamel squares bordered in chrome), door sill plates and seat headrest embroiderings (also in Bespoke White and Light Blue Sport). The car rides on 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification wheels.
The 2-tone interior is finished in Mulliner Glacier White painted veneers and Imperial Blue leather (trimmed in white stitching on the instrument panel and centre console, and white piping on the seats.
Bentley’s bespoke division, Mulliner is at the service of Bentley’s most discerning customers, undertaking any personalization to create a unique Bentley to the individual’s taste. Mulliner’s coach building dates back to the 1500s, and perhaps its most famous creation was 1953’s R Type Continental that inspired today’s Continental GT.