Bentley opens a new Heritage Garage. The facility is located within the original 1930s brick-built factory and was previously the ‘project forum’, where models such as the 2003 Continental GT were planned and developed. Surrounded by the stunning line-up of vintage Bentleys, the Garage is also being used as an event space for external presentations and internal briefings.
The Heritage Garage is a home for some of the most historically significant Bentley models from the last 103 years of company history. It complements the existing Bentley Lineage exhibition in CW1 House and showcases the 42-car-strong Bentley Heritage Collection. The Garage will house 22 cars from the Collection, currently spread from 1919 onwards but eventually focusing on those members of the fleet built in Crewe – everything from 1946 onwards.
The facility has every member of Bentley’s Heritage Collection on display. Representing the entire company history, the Collection has undergone a significant development and expansion program over the last 18 months.
Visitors to Crewe, whether customers, VIPs or media guests, will now be able to view an unbroken chain of Bentley production models, all kept in perfect working order and road-legal condition. By next summer, the Collection will be split across three different areas. Significant Cricklewood models (1919-31) and Derby-era Bentleys (1931-39) will live in a soon-to-be-redeveloped display in CW1 House, while the Heritage Garage houses Crewe-built models. Meanwhile, the eight motorsport cars in the Collection (including Speed 8s from Le Mans, Ice Speed Record and Pikes Peak cars and GT3 racers) will form a separate display.
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