This is said to be the most extension Salon Prive ever.
Next week, Bentley’s centenary celebrations continue at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance at Blenheim Palace, a prestigious venue. There will be a series of debuts, announcements, and events at this year’s run. There is also an emphasis on cars from the past the helped developed the Bentley moniker to be one of the most elite models of all time.
According to a press release from Bentley Motors, “The 1939 Bentley Corniche – once thought lost to time but recently completely restored from ruins by Bentley Mulliner – will make its global debut on the first day of Salon Privé on Thursday 5th September. The Corniche is a truly special Bentley – one of one, and the missing link in Bentley’s design DNA between the famous Bentley Embiricos of 1935 and the R-Type Continental of 1952 – cars which still inspire the modern day Continental GT. The finished car will make its debut as the highlight of the Thursday morning press conference at Salon Privé, before joining the Concours field.”
Bentley’s vision of the future in concept car form, the EXP 100 GT, will make its UK public debut on Thursday. This concept seeks to look forward 15 years in automotive development. It will be clad with technologies and advancements not yet seen on automobiles.
Officials said, “Throughout the event, a Bentley retailer stand will also showcase the very latest Bentley models, including the all-new Flying Spur, Bentayga Hybrid and new Continental GT V8. Other iconic cars traveling from the Crewe factory to appear on the North and South lawns include the #8 2003 Speed 8 that completed the 1-2 at Le Mans that year with its #7 sister car, W.O. Bentley’s own 8-Liter and the Pikes Peak Bentayga.”
Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark, is part of the judging team that will consider more than 50 Bentleys made all through history. The EXP2, the oldest Bentley in the world, will be a featured display. The event will conclude on Sunday with an on-sight rally.