Bentley revisits the 1930s with the 2019 Continental GT Number 9 edition

first_img • Geneva Motor Show 2019 Bentley Geneva Motor Show 2019 2020 Bentley Continental GT: Concept looks with a surprise inside Bentley Share your voice Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US reading • Bentley revisits the 1930s with the 2019 Continental GT Number 9 edition 2019 Bentley Continental GT Number 9 edition relives 1930s Le Mans glory See All Tags Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboardcenter_img Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocrat More From Roadshow 7 Photos Superluxury Cars Performance Cars Coupes 0 Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 first drive: A more athletic grand tourer Enlarge ImageBentley’s Continental GT Number 9 edition seeks to relive some of the company’s Le Mans glory from the 1930s. Bentley Bentley’s Continental GT is just now starting to get out into the world and already the brand has brought a special edition of the model which it debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. This time the special edition is a centennial celebration of the brand and the legacy of Sir Henry Ralph Stanley “Tim” Birkin, one of the original “Bentley Boys” and creator of the famed “Blower” Bentleys.The Continental GT Number 9 edition by Mulliner will be limited to just 100 examples, each featuring a glass-encapsulated wooden insert from the seat of Birkin’s Le Mans race car. Weird, I know, but cool. Also, this isn’t the first time that Bentley has included a piece of an old car in one of its new vehicles. It placed a piece of the crankshaft from W.O. Bentley’s own 8 Litre model in its Mulsanne W.O. edition.In addition to the wooden seat piece, buyers of the Conti GT Number 9 will get 18-karat gold-plated organ stops, like those found in the original Blowers, an exclusive Jaeger dash clock and unique interior leather options. Oh, and you can have your Number 9 edition in either Viridian green or Beluga black, both classic Bentley colors.Typically, these kinds of limited heritage throwbacks are a little cheesy and self-congratulatory, but Bentley has a seriously incredible history and often manages to pull these special editions off better than just about anyone.The folks from Crewe haven’t made mention of the Continental GT Number 9 edition’s price, but we’re sure it’s safely out of the reach of mere mortals, no doubt as W.O. would have wanted. Post a comment Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8slast_img