For all car enthusiasts out there, here’s a little story you might like …
Once upon a time there was a walnut tree. And what a brave and beautiful tree it was, deep-rooted in the heart of England, in the grounds of Fulbeck Hall, a fine country house in Lincolnshire.
Then came the great storm of 2007, sweeping its way across the entire British Isles. The fierce winds would leave many a toppled tree in its wake, including our beautiful walnut.
Enter luxury car manufacturer, Bentley, who rescued the 350-year-old root ball of that very tree and took it to their workshops in Crewe. From this unique Fulbeck walnut a team of highly skilled craftsmen and craftswomen would lovingly create meticulous marquetry for the bespoke veneers of the Bentley Mulsanne 95. This rare and impressively enhanced Mulsanne was unveiled in London last week to celebrate Bentley’s 95th anniversary – and there are only fifteen available.
Unveiling of the new Bentley Mulsanne 95 at Jack Barclay showroom
For anyone who longs for supreme performance from a car, the 6.75-litre V8 engine with the capacity to hit 62mph from a standstill in just over 5 seconds and a top speed of 184mph makes the Mulsanne a seductive proposition. This limited edition Mulsanne 95, with its ultra luxurious unique fixtures and fittings, including plush leather seating customised with the ‘95’ emblem, dark tint Flying B bonnet mascot, illuminated tread plates and a set of complimentary, hand-made leather luggage - all in addition to the exquisite veneers - takes its exclusivity and refinement on to a new level.
The Bentley Mulsanne 95 celebrates Bentley's proud British roots and is available exclusively to UK customers.
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Photos: Andrew Whyte