Bentley has displayed the Mulsanne Diamond Jubilee Edition at a new dealership in Beijing to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year. 60 cars will be made – one for each year of her reign.
As you might expect, these cars feature exquisite, handcrafted features and gold features prominently. There is bespoke embroidery on all headrests with gold stitching, the veneered picnic tables in the rear are decorated with gold overlay which depicts a royal carriage and cushions feature the same design.
Richard Charlesworth, the director of royal and VIP relations at Bentley, explained why the car was first shown in China:
“The respect and genuine interest shown towards so many aspects of British life, and most especially The Royal Family, has made China a unique experience for our marque as well as many other UK businesses.
“This series of special cars, hand-built by our Mulliner Division, is our way of reciprocating the appreciation for British institutions, creativity and services we have been shown in China. And as proud holders of a Royal Warrant we also wanted to provide some memorable examples of British technology and craftsmanship.”
The Mulliner name first came to prominence way back in 1760 when the family built carriages for the Royal Mail, but the Bentley association really flourished in the fifties with the R-Type Continental. Bentley Mulliner is now a division of Bentley which produces limited edition cars.