Publishing house Assouline is celebrating Bentley's 100-year reign as one of the premier names in luxury automobiles with a new book, The Impossible Collection of Bentley: The 100 at 100.
With text by British car journalist Andrew Frankel, who previously penned the award-winning Bentley: The Story, the high-octane book features 100 of Bentley's most important models.
Frankel's comprehensive selection of vehicles spans nearly a century. There's the 1924 3-liter, which was the first Bentley to win Le Mans, and Bentley's inaugural V8-powered vehicle, the 1959 S2. Frankel's final pick is the 2018 Continental GT, a strikingly beautiful coupe that's still in production today.
Also featured is the 1982 Mulsanne Turbo. Before the forthcoming Flying Spur takes its place as Bentley's flagship, the beloved limousine is getting a proper sendoff with the newly announced 2020 Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner, named for the famous 6.75-liter V8 under the hood and styling by British coachbuilder Mulliner.
All entries feature detailed critiques and explanations of the engineering and manufacturing processes, including speculation by Frankel about the various creative avenues Bentley may have taken in designing each.
Like many of vehicles featured in its pages, Bentley: 100's custom case is made from hand-stitched leather. It's just the latest limited edition photo book from Assouline, which recently launched Football: The Impossible Collection—The 100 Most Legendary Moments in History to celebrate 150 years of college football and 100 years of the NFL.
Pre-order The Impossible Collection of Bentley: The 100 at 100 for $1,450 here.