Journal: What Do You Think Of Veuve Clicquot's Bentley?

What Do You Think Of Veuve Clicquot’s Bentley?

Ted Gushue By Ted Gushue
May 27, 2016
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Photography by Ted Gushue

Most major brands dabble with custom cars at some point or another. Hendrick’s Gin has a Jaguar it trots out now and again. Coors Light has that train, or at least a slick mockup of it. Point is, it’s well-trodden territory.

What I’d never seen before, however, was a classic car done up solely for the purpose of touring tastefully. I recently joined Veuve Clicquot on a run from Avignon to Monaco for the Historic Grand Prix in a fleet of classics, but this one stood out to me as a particularly savvy move.

What are some of the better branded classic cars you’ve run into? What do you think of Veuve Clicquot’s Bentley? Sound off in the comments below.

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Pierre André
Pierre André

And what do you think about this one? Saw it last year at Carrosserie Lecoq near Paris….

CruiseMulholland
CruiseMulholland

Mike, thank you!
the S1 is in Eu, my second home in Hamburg. If you are in the LA area let me know … some other toys to play with.
Chris

CruiseMulholland
CruiseMulholland

the matching trailer…

CruiseMulholland
CruiseMulholland

Michael, this is the first ever build lhd Flying Spur. I was very fortunate to purchase this Mulliner S1 in Holland where the car had been frame off restored for over two years. The color combination is ‘shell grey’ over ‘moonshadow blue’ (actually has a touch of a very dark aubergine, visible in sunlight only).
I fully agree, every company that is investing in classic cars deserves the full credit.

Michael Kovaly
Michael Kovaly

Hello Chris,
Thanks so much for the quick reply. It appears you have purchased a “keeper”. It sounds as though the restoration process was very thorough.
Do you happen to be in the US or are you in the EU? I ask as I might have the good fortune in seeing it at a local concours.
I wish you the best with your beautiful Bentley.
Cheers!

Mike K.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

I’m all in on this one … but then again I love Bob Dron’s supercharged 427 Hemi powered Rolls Royce as well . Icons … are meant to be taken down a notch now and again … with this one doing so quite tastefully

Joshua Seidenberg
Joshua Seidenberg

I love it. Interior pics would’ve been nice. I think the fact it is probably driving some Bentley purists batty is also compelling. I really enjoy the color combo and would drive that car like a proud papa.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

I for one love driving purists [ of all kinds ] stark raving mad …. so damn the numbers matching crowd …. this one’s a keeper

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

I’ve seen the Veuve Cliquot Bentley several times, and I reckon it looks pretty cool. Not as cool as the XK120 in the background of the banner pic though!

CruiseMulholland
CruiseMulholland

The HJM coachbuild Bentley Flying Spur is one of the rarest and most elegant post war saloons – the mega exclusive 4-door ride of its time.
The custom Champagne Company’s color combination of this car might be appealing to the marketing directors, not my pot of tea however.

Michael Kovaly
Michael Kovaly

I enjoy having companies use these classics in their marketing. It gives further exposure to some great automobiles. In this case, although not everyone’s “pot of tea”, it’s merely a coat of paint that can be changed to another.
BTW, Chris, are you able to share more information on that particular silver / black Bentley? I find that colour combination absolutely stunning.