Bentley launches Mulsanne Speed Blue Train to commemorate 1930 legend

Article by Christian A., on April 17, 2015

To commemorate the Bentley Speed Six’s conquest of the “Blue Train” in 1930, Bentley Motors is releasing a Mulliner Limited Edition -- the Mulsanne Speed ‘Blue Train.’ This limited edition will have its debut at the Techno-Classica show in Essen, Germany.

According to Richard Charlesworth, Head of the Bentley Heritage Collection, the Blue Train, as one of the most famous and celebrated cars in the world, “perfectly embodies” the Bentleys’ racing spirit. The 1930 Blue Train race was won by three-time Le Mans conqueror Woolf Barnato, thereby capturing the public’s imagination and sparking the legend of the Bentley Boys.

He etched the Speed Six into automotive history by whacking the Calais-Mediterranée Express. Bentley’s bespoke coach building division, Mulliner, is hand-crafting just four examples of the Mulsanne Speed ‘Blue Train’ – making the commemoration much more special.

Each of the four examples of the ‘Blue Train’ Limited Edition features historical references as well as modern interpretations of design details from the original Speed Six – just like the fluting pattern in the door panels and the rear quarter inserts.

The first Mulsanne Speed ‘Blue Train’ will feature a personalized hamper trimmed with Burnt Oak and Camel hide that matches the vehicle’s interior. Meanwhile, the hamper features exclusive Robbe & Berking silver plated cutlery, Haviland Limoges porcelain crockery, LINLEY crystal champagne flutes and a 100-percent Angora picnic rug.

According to Robert Engstler, Bentley European Regional Director, the carmaker is only making four examples of the Limited Editions in reference to the fact that Barnato made it to the club in London four minutes before the train arrived in Calais.

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Bentley Mulsanne Speed ‘Blue Train’

Bentley Motors is commemorating the historic ‘Blue Train’ race won by the Bentley Speed Six in 1930 with a Mulliner Limited Edition – the Mulsanne Speed ‘Blue Train’. Debuting this week at the Techno-Classica show in Essen, Germany, just four will be hand-crafted in Crewe for customers in continental Europe only.

Richard Charlesworth, Head of the Bentley Heritage Collection, comments: “The Blue Train is one of the most famous and celebrated cars in the world, and it perfectly embodies the racing spirit of the Bentley. Woolf Barnato was a three-time Le Mans victor, but winning the Blue Train race captured the public’s imagination, and fuelled the legend of the Bentley Boys. By beating the Calais-Mediterranée Express he forever guaranteed the Speed Six’s place in automotive history.”
The ‘Blue Train’ Limited Edition is produced by the skilled craftsmen and women of Bentley’s bespoke coach building division, Mulliner. Each features a number of historical references and modern interpretations of design details from the original Speed Six, including the fluting pattern in the door panels and the rear quarter inserts echo the interior of Barnato’s original car.

The first ‘Blue Train’ Limited Edition delivered will also feature a personalised hamper, trimmed with Burnt Oak and Camel hide to perfectly match the interior of the car. The hamper contains exclusive Robbe & Berking silver plated cutlery, Haviland Limoges porcelain crockery, LINLEY crystal champagne flutes and a 100 percent Angora picnic rug, woven in Scotland.

Robert Engstler, Bentley European Regional Director, added: “The fact that we are producing just four of these Limited Editions is highly significant, as Barnato famously made it to the club in London four minutes before the train arrived in Calais. The unique design elements bring back nostalgic memories of one of the most legendary Bentleys of all times.”

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