EXP 2 – The Oldest Surviving & First Racing Bentley at Retromobile 2019

As Bentley commemorates 100 years, luxury brand enthusiasts will be able to join the celebrations at a number of events hosted around the world – showcasing the best of Bentley past and present.

Classic Bentleys ready for Centenary year

Classic Bentleys ready for Centenary year; photos: bentley

As Bentley enters its Centenary year, the oldest remaining and first racing model – EXP 2 – will be displayed at 2019 Retromobile Paris, the annual classic auto show held in February in the French city of Paris. This major international event in Paris is the best show of the season devoted to classic cars (72,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space). The event features 650 exhibitors, 600 cars on show and over 100 clubs in attendance. Car enthusiasts will discover carmakers, clubs and federations, events organizers, press, automobilia vendors, parts and tools  vendors, car vendors, auction houses, bodywork restorers, insurance, and car art galleries.

The first of many unique events in 2019 that will see Bentley celebrate this landmark year, Retromobile kick-starts the world car show season between 6-10 February at Salon des Expositions, Porte de Versailles.

Showcasing Bentley’s motoring evolution over the past 100 years, the British brand’s stand in Paris offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the heritage and the innovation of the British luxury car manufacturer. Joining its illustrious forebear in Paris will be the new Continental GT Convertible – the pinnacle open-top Grand Tourer.

Although separated by 100 years of automotive evolution, the two models share fundamental Bentley characteristics: both are genuine Grand Tourers; both offer sector-defining levels of performance; and both feature innovative technology at their core.

The year, Retromobile 2019 celebrates its 44th anniversary, with over 120,000 visitors expected to attend from all over the world.

Classic Bentleys ready for Centenary year 2019

Classic Bentleys ready for Centenary year; photos: bentley

Bentley to introduce celebratory centenary model at Geneva Motor Show 2019

To celebrate its landmark centenary year in 2019, Bentley will introduce a special edition model inspired by one of its iconic racing models, at the Geneva International Motor Show (05.03.19).

Bentley Continental GT Convertible on the road

Bentley Continental GT Convertible; photos: bentley

Bentley’s Centenary – 100 Years of Extraordinary

In 1919 Walter Owen (W.O.) Bentley created a company with a simple objective: to build “a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”. This guiding principle has driven Bentley ever since, pushing the brand forward and making it the leader in automotive luxury around the world today.

The 10th of July 2019 marks Bentley’s 100th year and this extraordinary milestone – reached by only a special few companies – will be a cause for celebration of the company’s history, its global success today and its exciting future.