The Mulliner name and its association with fine craftsmanship can be traced as far back as the 16th Century when early records listed them as “carriers and saddlers”.
But real prominence came to the Mulliner family when they were commissioned to build carriages for the Royal Mail in 1760. By the late 19th Century they were hand-crafting the coachwork for the new “horseless carriage”. And today, a hundred years later, the Mulliner name still resonates with the bespoke luxury of the world’s finest carriages and cars.
Mulliner’s association with Bentley harks back to the very earliest years of Bentley Motors when W.O. Bentley himself commissioned Mulliner to build the bodywork for the famous EXP1. Through the succeeding years the partnership grew closer and stronger, producing the streamlined contours of the revolutionary 1952 R-Type Continental, among many other renowned Bentley designs.
Now called Bentley Mulliner, they form a key part of the company as the specialist personal commissioning department of Bentley Motors.