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The curated, pastel-colored Continental convertibles were created for Bentley Beverly Hills to showcase bespoke design and craftsmanship

The 3 pastel-colored Bentley Continental convertibles

The three special-edition hues and finishes recall the golden age of Hollywood. Sage Green is in the lede. (Photos courtesy of Bentley Motors)

BY MARK MAYNARD

Bentley Motors, with its exclusive Mulliner division, has just released three new, curated, and pastel-colored 2023 Continental GTCs for the Bentley Beverley Hills dealership  . The hues and finishes recall the golden age of Hollywood, Bentley says.

The special-edition models are available in colors of Jetstream Blue, Sage Green and Hollywood Blush Pink.

Pricing for such a prized Bentley is difficult to determine and was not included in the press release. However, the starting price for a 2022 Bentley Continental GTC is around $222,000. But the BH models are unique with a V-12 engine and all-wheel drive and the prestige of having a special-edition model.

TheBlush Pink paint of the special edition Bentley Mulliner GTC

The Blush Pink GTC.

The Blush Pink interior

The Blush Pink interior.

The 650-horsepower W12 engine can launch the four-seat, 5,644-pound Bentley Continental GTC to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 208 mph.

Special body features include color-coordinated 22-inch 10-spoke wheels with pinstripes to the wheel edge. Highlights of the interior include Linen main hide and contrast stitching with secondary leather in shades of the exterior color.

All models feature the Styling, Touring, and City specifications. The words “The Beverly Hills” in a 1930s typeface on the illuminated sill plate are a nod to Hollywood’s golden era.

Bentley Mulliner

Mulliner is Bentley’s in-house commission division. The relationship has endured for 99 years and continues to represent the ultimate in Bentley design and craftsmanship.

Bentley says that Mulliner plays a key role in defining the company’s future design DNA. Among the recent limited-edition design concepts are the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar, a series of 12 two-seat barchettas (open top), and the Bentley Mulliner Batur coupe, a run of 18 hand-built cars.

The Bentley Mulliner Batur, Bentley Mulliner Batur coupe, a run of 18 hand-built cars.

The Bentley Mulliner Batur, a run of 18 hand-built cars.

Bentley Bacalar, a series of 12 two-seat barchettas.

The Bentley Bacalar.

Bentley says that customers are showing an increasing appreciation of the individuality that a Mulliner feature can bring to their vehicle. That luxe treatment includes special features and finishes for unique and limited-edition coach-built vehicles.

Since 2020, the percentage of Bentleys with bespoke features has grown. The demand for Mulliner special paint finishes has more than doubled, and the number of personal commissions has tripled, Bentley says.

The exterior of the Jet Stream Blue Bentley

The Bentley Mulliner GTC in Jetstream Blue.

The Jet Stream Blue interior

The Jetstream Blue interior

Mulliner Legacy

Mulliner was founded in 1760 with a contract to provide coaches for the Royal Mail. The Northampton-based firm of F. Mulliner still made horse-drawn carriages into the 20th century. That direction changed when pioneer motorist Henry Jervis Mulliner steered the company into the automotive age.

His coachbuilding business of H.J. Mulliner established ties with Bentley Motors, starting with the coachwork for a Bentley 3 Litre at the 1923 Olympia Motor Show. That unique treatment began a family tree of Mulliner Bentleys, defined by lightweight materials and aerodynamic design, as seen in the 1952 R Type Continental.

The Sage Green interior

The Sage Green interior

Bentley Motors Headquarters

All Bentley Motors operations are in Crewe, England, including design, R&D, engineering, Mulliner, and vehicle production. Under the Bentley brand are five model lines: Continental GT, Continental GT Convertible, Flying Spur, Bentayga SUV, and Bentayga EWB. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.

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