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There was a time when a customer would buy a chassis from an automaker like Bentley and then take it to a coachbuilder to have whatever bodywork they wanted put on it. The practice was particularly prevalent in Bentley's earlier days, but the industry has progressed in such a way – with tighter regulations and unibody construction – that such a practice is no longer feasible. But Bentley wants to get back into that business.


The Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification is a lengthy name for a sedan with a lengthy menu of delicate and expensive details: "Flying B" fender vents, titanium fasteners for the two-piece, 21-inch wheels, drilled alloy pedals, a new Sport setting that provides additional handling chops to a three-ton, 505-horsepower sedan that gets from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.


1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkI – Click above for high-res image


2011 Bentley Mulsanne – click above for high-res image gallery


I saw this car at the Greenwich Concours a couple of weeks ago, where it won the trophy for Most Distinguished Rolls-Royce. The photos I've attached don't do it justice. No photo really can. It's just that kind of car. This Silver Wraith attracted people the whole time it was there, such was its innate magnetism. And now it's on eBay.

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