Bentley’s Oldest Retailer, Jack Barclay, Teams Up with Huntsman for Savile Row Concours

Bentley Motors is thrilled to announce its participation in the prestigious Savile Row Concours, where it will showcase two exclusive limited-edition vehicles crafted by Mulliner.

These extraordinary models are the result of a unique collaboration between Jack Barclay, Bentley’s oldest retailer, and the renowned Savile Row tailor, Huntsman. This event pays tribute to the rich heritage and legacy of the iconic London address, emphasizing its close ties with the automotive industry. As part of this collaboration, each Huntsman Edition car will come with a custom-designed Huntsman jacket, expertly crafted using one of Huntsman’s exclusive house cloths.

Bentley's Oldest Retailer, Jack Barclay, Teams Up with Huntsman for Savile Row Concours

Craftsmanship and Style Meet: The Bentayga Extended Wheelbase and Continental GTC Huntsman Edition

The Bentayga Extended Wheelbase and Continental GTC Huntsman Editions showcase bespoke interiors inspired by the timeless elegance of Savile Row tailoring. Campbell Carey, Huntsman’s Head Cutter and Creative Director, worked closely with Jack Barclay and Mulliner’s team to flawlessly translate Huntsman’s 174 years of bespoke craftsmanship into designs that perfectly complement the interior of these exceptional vehicles.

These models feature distinctive Huntsman tailoring throughout. The Huntsman charcoal four-point star design adorns the upholstery, contrasted with honeycomb cross stitching, creating a truly unique aesthetic.

Bentley's Oldest Retailer, Jack Barclay, Teams Up with Huntsman for Savile Row Concours

The iconic Huntsman logo and the signature ‘H’ motif are beautifully embroidered on the headrests and embossed on the treadplates. Even the keybox receives a bespoke treatment, featuring tweed inlays and the Huntsman logo. The result is a pair of exquisite vehicles tailored for the most discerning clientele.

Huntsman’s Creative Director, Campbell Carey, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating, “Collaborating with the team at Bentley Mulliner has allowed us to create an exclusive collection of cars that perfectly embody the iconic styles of Bentley and Huntsman. These vehicles strike a harmonious balance between sartorial elegance, luxuriousness, world-class engineering, and innovation.”

Indulge in a Bespoke Experience: The Huntsman Edition Ownership

Customers who acquire the Huntsman Edition models will have the exclusive opportunity to visit Huntsman’s historic premises on Savile Row. They will personally select the cloth for their bespoke jacket and undergo precise measurements to ensure a jacket that is tailored exactly to their requirements.

Both Huntsman Edition examples are part of a limited collection of only five vehicles per model. True to the essence of bespoke craftsmanship, each edition will be uniquely styled and designed according to the customer’s preferences, allowing them to influence various aspects of their Huntsman Edition. Interested customers can curate their very own Huntsman edition by contacting the dedicated team at Jack Barclay.

Unparalleled Luxury: The Bentayga EWB Huntsman Edition

The Bentayga Extended Wheelbase Huntsman Edition, based on the wellbeing-focused Azure model, represents the pinnacle of bespoke luxury. Its exterior boasts a striking metallic Burgundy paint, complemented by bright chromework, an Azure vertical vane grille, and 22″ ten-spoke wheels painted in body colour with bright machined finishes. A discreet Huntsman Edition badge adorns the rear pillar, signifying the exclusivity of this remarkable vehicle.

The interior cabin showcases the seamless integration of Huntsman tweed and Damson and Portland leather, exemplifying exceptional craftsmanship. The Huntsman tweed detailing is elegantly incorporated throughout the cabin, including the gear lever, door pockets, stowage areas, and grab handles. Mulliner’s additional loose rear cushions feature Huntsman tweed with Damson piping. Other exquisite details include Piano Damson veneers, Huntsman embroidery, and Huntsman tweed micro-piping on the Mulliner overmats.

Bentley's Oldest Retailer, Jack Barclay, Teams Up with Huntsman for Savile Row Concours

The Huntsman Edition Bentayga EWB offers the world’s most advanced automotive seat – the Bentley Airline Seat Specification. With its 22-way adjustable settings, pioneering auto climate sensing system, and advanced postural adjustment technology, this seat provides unparalleled rear passenger comfort, rivalling even the luxurious accommodations of the Mulsanne.

Exhilarating Performance: The Huntsman Edition Continental GTC Speed

The Huntsman Edition Continental GTC Speed exudes unlimited performance and captivating style. Its light grey satin exterior paint creates an alluring visual contrast against the gloss black accents of the Blackline Specification, including the 22″ ten-spoke wheels and the Huntsman exterior badge in black.

Inside, the cabin showcases a stunning interplay between Beluga and Porpoise hides, accentuated by Huntsman tweed on the seats, stowage areas, and the centre accent of the steering wheel. The sweeping dashboard is adorned with a dual-finish veneer in Piano Porpoise over Galaxy Stone, adding a touch of opulence. Approaching the car, one can admire the Huntsman embroidery on the seats and the unique treadplates, further enhancing the exclusivity of this extraordinary vehicle.

Bentley's Oldest Retailer, Jack Barclay, Teams Up with Huntsman for Savile Row Concours

Under the hood, the Huntsman Edition Continental GTC Speed features a powerful W12 engine, delivering an impressive 659 PS (650 bhp). With a rapid acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds) and a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h), the Continental GTC Speed proudly represents the pinnacle of performance within the Continental GT family. The Huntsman Edition exemplifies the remarkable possibilities achievable through the Mulliner personal commissioning process, where Jack Barclay, Huntsman, and Mulliner have collaborated to create two truly unique and exceptional vehicles.

Celebrating a Legacy: The Original Huntsman Edition

The latest Huntsman Edition cars mark yet another significant milestone in the ongoing partnership between Jack Barclay Bentley and Huntsman. In 2019, the two brands introduced a limited edition Bentayga, giving buyers the choice between ‘The Sportsman’ and ‘The Businessman’ models. Both editions featured the exclusive Peck 62 tweed throughout the interior, which was specially created to commemorate Huntsman’s centenary year. The fabric drew inspiration from an original Gregory Peck coat found in the Huntsman archives.

In conclusion, the collaboration between Bentley’s oldest retailer, Jack Barclay, and the esteemed Savile Row tailor, Huntsman, has resulted in the creation of two exceptional Huntsman Edition vehicles. These bespoke models embody the timeless elegance and meticulous craftsmanship associated with both Bentley and Huntsman. With their exclusive designs, luxurious materials, and unrivalled performance, the Bentayga Extended Wheelbase and Continental GTC Huntsman Editions truly redefine automotive excellence.

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