Bentley Flying Spur Showcases New Color That Hasn't Been Seen In Over 50 Years

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Bentley has brought back 15 vintage colors dating back over 50 years.

Every Bentley is special, but if you want to truly stand out, the luxury automaker's Mulliner personalization division can create bespoke exterior and interior designs if your pockets are deep enough.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Bentley's design department, Mulliner is reviving 15 classic colors from the archives that are available to order for the first time in decades, providing a "classic touch for the latest contemporary Bentleys". Of these, four colors (Dove Grey, Claret, Old English White and Oxford Blue) date back to the 1930s back when Bentley cars were built in a Rolls-Royce factory located in Derby, UK.

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Dove Grey is one of Bentley's oldest colors originating from the 1930s, while the dual-tone Claret was commissioned for Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Bentley. This unique finish was inspired by Royal Claret, the color used on all Royal Bentleys since the 1940s.

Old English White dates to the 1950s. Oxford Blue, on the other hand, was created in the 1960s and relaunched as part of Bentley's Diamond Series in 1998. Available through Mulliner's Personal Commissioning Guide, Sage Green was created in the 1950s and has been applied to a new Flying Spur V8 Blackline press car showcasing the new classic color options.

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The vintage green shade provides a stark contrast to the black detailing applied to the Flying B mascot, radiator vanes, grilles, side window surrounds, lower door, and rear bumper blades. The front and rear light bezels, door handles, wing vents and the exhaust tips also get the black treatment. Complementing the Sage Green exterior is a Cumbrian Green and Portland interior with carbon fiber trim. Each color is "applied by hand spraying expertise, complemented by the latest robotic technology delivering the best possible finish on each vehicle" according to Bentley.

If you still want more customization, Mulliner's personal commissioning service allows customers to commission their own retro-inspired color.

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