Bentley Re-creates 1939 Corniche
Posted in News | 09/08/2019
In celebration of their Centenary year, Bentley have unveiled their recreation of the 1939 Bentley Corniche, thanks to their Mulliner division.
A long-lost car from its illustrious past, the Corniche is a pivotal model in Bentley's history. A radical step forward in design from Bentley's of the 20's and 30's, the Corniche was the first model to introduce 'Streamlining' to deliver greater speed and performance.
The car was lost in the second world war in a traffic accident in France. The chassis was sent back to Derby for repairs, but the bodywork was destroyed in a bombing raid on Dieppe and was never seen again. Until now.
Recreation of the Corniche was started by the Bentley Memorial Foundation some years ago but came in house in February 2019, where Adrian Hallmark, CEO, asked for the model to be completed by the marque's Centenary. The Mulliner division have showcased their coachbuilding skills and capabilities and remade the body, identical to the original in every detail.
The recreated Corniche is set to make its debut at Salon Privé next month before joining the heritage fleet to partake in events and exhibitions around the world.