Mulliner, the division responsible for adding Bespoke Touch to Bentley vehicles, is doing so well that they have decided to offer new personalization options, including new veneers and gold-plated Nick-Nex.
The first new offer is 18-carat gold plated organ stops (vent vents for you and my choice). The new option pays homage to the original Bentley Boys and was recently included in Mulliner’s 9th edition, created to honor the racing legacy of Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin, who raced Bentley in the 20’s and 30’s and, apparently, in his car. bling likes a bit.
Bentley Mulliner also extends the range of open hole veneers available. They are designed to be as close to the natural look as possible and so use only 0.1mm ultra-thin matte varnish – which is about 90 percent less than traditional trim pieces – to protect the material without compromising its natural appearance.
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Liquid Amber, Vavona and Tamo Ash are joining the trim options. The veneer of these parts is so thin and delicate that each coat must be applied by hand and sanded between the applications so that the varnish sticks to the natural groove of the wood. Because it uses less varnish, though, it requires less material, making it a greener alternative.
Bentley says a significant increase in customer orders inspired it to add these new features. Between 2020 and 2022, requests for privatization from Mulliner increased by 200 percent to the highest level in the company’s history. This means that Mullinar now operates six percent of all Bentley cars instead of two percent by 2020 – and it now operates an average of three cars per day.
With that success, however, comes the challenge of adding new personalization features to the archive to prevent offers from becoming stale.