2019 is a wonderful year for automotive enthusiasts as several carmakers are celebrating their respective milestones in the industry. One of those is a British luxury marque that enjoys worldwide recognition for its rich racing legacy. Get ready to welcome the Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner. It is an exclusive production model with only 100 units available for purchase. Judging by its rarity, it won’t be long until all of the examples on offer will be spoken for.

To start off, we want to point out that this special edition shares some similarities with another limited edition model from the same catalog. In fact, this is the third and final entry in the carmaker’s Centenary series. The first one being the Continental GT Number 9 Edition, followed by the Mulsanne W.O. Edition. All three of these sweet rides boast bespoke and lavish touches from Mulliner. As such, lucky owners have every right to show off the sheer quality and opulence of these automotive masterpieces.

Meanwhile, with the Mulsanne model being the only exception, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 pays homage to the brand’s rich racing heritage. To be precise, it draws inspiration from the iconic No. 1 Blower and its record-setting lap speed in 1932 at the Outer Circuit at Brooklands. Thus, to commemorate 100 years of excellence, buyers will have a chance to own a piece of racing history within their new automobile. Engineers are recasting a small piece of the piston from the original No.1 Blower into wheel spinner on the vehicle’s dashboard. Finally, everything else is what anyone would expect from the luxury brand.

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