Over one hundred years ago when Walter Owen Bentley founded his namesake marque in London, one can only imagine when he looked into the future he could not have conceived that his vision would have such a long running impact on the automotive and racing industries. From its beginning in 1919 until this very day, Bentley has always strived to follow the creed of its founder: To not only build a fast and good car, but to build the best in its class. Off the strength of this founding principle, an automotive treasure trove of engineering supremacy has burst forth from England, forever securing Bentley internationally as the definitively excellence focused British luxury car company.
Following on the release of Be Extraordinary: The Spirit of Bentley, which celebrated today’s tribe of Bentley adherents and personalities, including the company’s innovative ideas for the future, Assouline presents another fascinating volume dedicated to the preeminent British car brand—Bentley: 100.
This beautiful book is housed in a hand-stitched leather bound, limited edition case. This all-inclusive work presents an exhaustive list of the one hundred single most important and groundbreaking Bentley models, including detailed critiques and explanations in relation to each automobile’s unique engineering excellence and a look at the various creative avenues Bentley may have taken during the manufacturing process.
This book explores the brand and its accomplishments from the 1924 3-Litre, the first Bentley to win Le Mans; to the 1959 S2, the first to feature a V8 engine; all the way up to the stunning 2018 Continental GT, this book is a decisive list of all the masterful models that have helped Bentley become the dominant and illustrious luxury car manufacturer that it is today.
Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline’s Ultimate Collection
The Ultimate Collection
THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF BENTLEY by Andrew Frankel
Hand-stitched leather bound limited edition. W 15.63 x L 18.5 x D 3.15 in / 200 pages, 150 illustrations, 17.8 lbs