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
, 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.
2019 Bentley Continental GT Number 9 edition relives 1930s Le Mans glory