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Paefgen hands Dürheimer the keys to Bentley... and Bugatti

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Jan 11th, 2011 at 6:28PM

The king is dead. Long live the king. After eight years at the helm of Bentley, Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen has officially stepped down from his position as chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors. Following the announcement a little over a month ago, the longtime Volkswagen group executive has literally handed the keys over to his successor, Wolfgang Dürheimer, on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show. The official changing of the guard took place when Dürheimer accepted the keys to the vintage 1930 Bentley 8-Litre saloon that served as company founder W.O. Bentley's personal transport.... Read More

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