ONE-OFF BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTC CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH JEWELLER BOODLES

Subtle greys, powder pink details, 24ct gold accents, 278,566 stitches and laser-cut stone veneers 1/10th a mm thick

For those looking for exclusivity there is nothing more coveted than a one-of-one. In that spirit, a true one-of-a-kind Bentley Continental GTC has been created by the coming together of two famed British brands, Mulliner and Boodles. This new design showcases a mature colour spectrum from Anthracite to Linen with Boodles’ signature Powder Pink providing an interesting contrast, while 24ct gold accents, natural stone veneer and ‘Be Boodles’ blind stitch embroidery are highlights of this bijou Bentley.

This unique ride is the collaborative effort of Mulliner, Bentley’s in-house bespoke division which traces its origins to a Northampton coachbuilding firm established in 1760 and Boodles, the famed jeweller, first established in 1798 and winner of the 2023 Walpole Awards’ ‘British Luxury Brand of the Year’.

Exterior: Shades of grey, powder pink perimeter and Boodles badges

The Boodles Commission Continental GTC creates  a definitive visual mark by having Anthracite finish paintwork and light grey fabric roof. It is matched with polished tungsten Mulliner 22-inch wheels and gloss black brake calipers. A pinstripe in Boodles’ signature Powder Pink traces a line around the edge front spoiler, sills and rear spoiler. And grey ‘Boodles 1798’ exterior badges with chrome text is visible on the front fenders and the welcome lamps project the Boodles logo.

Interior: More grey and pink; a Boodles pendant and 24ct gold

The interior’s colour spectrum is equally mature, with Linen hide upholstery and pale grey Porpoise secondary hide on seat backs, fascia top roll, gear lever and steering wheel. Boodles’ Powder Pink accents on the steering wheel tab, inner door pockets and console side pocket lowers is also part of the specification. The pink also makes it to the seat piping and cross-stitching that traces the outline of seats, fascia, console, and waist rails. Door panels and upper seat backs feature a blind stitch repeat pattern of the interlocking ‘Be Boodles’ motif, which alone required 278,566 stitches and six hours of work. Like this GTC, the 18ct ‘Be Boodles Bentley’ pendant in white gold is a one-off. It is set on the centre console with a mirrored pair of diamond-set ‘B’ emblems and an antique lacing design . A pair of loose cushions in Linen hide embroidered in Porpoise with ‘Boodles 1798’ and edged with the pink piping is also part of the package.

The cabin also features fascia and door waist rails with dual-finish Piano Linen and Autumn Stone veneers, bisected by a painted pinstripe in Powder Pink. These natural stone veneers that are just one-tenth of a millimetre thick are made using laser-cutting techniques. Dials, bezels, air vents and controls are framed in Mulliner’s multiple-faceted, Knurling Specification. The central air vents are painted in powder pink, aligning them with the fascia pinstripe, while the ‘organ stop’ controls are plated in 24ct gold. A ‘Boodles 1798’ overlay in chrome on Piano Linen appears on the lower fascia veneer and both door waist rails. Other bespoke touches include, the Bentley Rotating Display a central dial with the Boodles jewellery motif, Boodles illuminated door sills and ‘one of one’ engraved treadplates.

The one-of-one Boodles Bentley Continental GTC will be on display on the 11 April at Jack Barclays in London and will be sale henceforth.

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