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Mulliner heritage paints celebrating seventy years of Bentley Design

In recognition of the recent 70 year anniversary of Bentley’s design department at Crewe, the Mulliner team have searched through the archives and have identified a number of exterior paints that date back to the 1930s. Four of those colours which are available to order today - Dove Grey, Claret, Old English White and Oxford Blue – are timeless, beautiful shades, which provide a classic touch for the latest contemporary Bentleys. The team has also discovered more than 15 colours that have been in service for over 50 years. 

All of the paints at Crewe are applied by hand spraying expertise, complemented by the latest robotic technology delivering the best possible finish on each vehicle.  

Four timeless beautiful colours
The four paint colours, which form part of the Mulliner and Extended palette cover a 30 year cross-section including a colour being chosen from the era of one of the most iconic Bentleys – the R Type Continental.

Dove Grey is one of Bentley's longest-standing colours and is part of the extended colour palette, dating as it does back to the Derby-era Bentleys of the 1930s. Created specifically for use on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Bentley, Claret is a rich duo-tone colour. This unique shade was inspired by Royal Claret; the colour used on all Royal Bentleys since the 1940s. A classic heritage colour. It’s warm, solid tones gives any car an impression of solidity.

Old English White from the Mulliner palette dates back to the 1950s. A solid white finish, it lends a timeless air to any car. One of the darkest blues in the palette, Oxford Blue is a solid colour. First created in the 1960s and then re-launched as part of the Diamond Series in 1998.

Customers looking for further personalisation can look towards Mulliner’s personal commissioning service. With additional colours that all have historical significance, customers can easily curate their own heritage-inspired colour.

Colour through Craftsmanship
Combining the art of colour with the science of paint, Bentley offers one of the largest colour palettes of any automotive manufacturer. All of the paints at Crewe are applied using skilled craftspeople with the latest technology to deliver the ultimate bespoke luxury vehicle.

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