The Bentley Mulsanne is an iconic vehicle that will always be associated with luxury, fine craftsmanship, and regal elegance in the annals of automotive history. The luxury sedan, which was first released in 1980 and then again in 2009, was phased out as the brand’s flagship model in 2020, making way for the Flying Spur as the new top model. The final masterpiece, a custom 2020 Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, was recently welcomed back to Bentley’s Heritage Collection, the automaker’s spiritual home, marking the end of production for this famous vehicle.
This Mulsanne is special in its own right. It was commissioned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and made specifically for royal duties. The exterior was painted a solid shade of Barnato green, while the interior was covered in Cumbrian hide and Twine. The lavishness continues to Burr Walnut wood veneers and deep lambswool carpets, creating an ambiance fit for royalty.
2020 Bentley Mulsanne returns to museum
Not content to stop there, this regal chariot was further customized with rear privacy curtains, the United Kingdom’s Royal coat of arms inlaid into the door waistrails, and the removal of the front centre armrests to make room for a specially-sized tray cradling the Queen’s handbag. The vehicle’s dual use is further highlighted by the understated addition of blue police lights, a siren, and a bullhorn, all of which are hidden switch panels behind walnut veneered doors.
This custom Mulsanne joins elite company as it is added to Bentley’s Heritage Collection. It is part of a bigger collection of 45 cars, which also includes the second Mulsanne ever made, VIN 0002 from 2010, and a 2019 Mulsanne Speed that was formerly part of Bentley’s press fleet. This assemblage, two and a half years into a three-year rebuilding program, aims to comprehensively narrate Bentley’s illustrious 104-year history through its diverse family of cars.