These 5 Hand-Built UAE Bentley Limos Are Literally Priceless And Technically For Sale
Bentley and UAE go together like (Motor)biscuits and gravy. This is why the British fancy car builder sent five coachbuilt Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner to UAE in 2015 to be sold to some oil Barons. However, the oil boys and princes weren’t feeling them and now Bentley is taking their priceless limos abroad and offering them for sale to the world.
How much does a priceless Bentley limo cost?
According to CarScoops, The original Mulsanne Grand Limousine was initially built as a private commission. From there it seems that Bentley saw some potential in these super-executive sedans and gave the OK for five more.
These five uber limos made it to their shining home of Dubai and they sat for over five years. The fancy cars sat waiting for their prince to come and take them away, but he never came. These cars have sat undisturbed for all this time. As a result, they are still brand-new six-year-old cars.
Given the nature of these hyper-luxury limos, Bentley has not given out the pricing, essentially saying, “ if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.” So these coachbuilt custom Bentleys are now being offered to the rest of the world but no one knows how much they cost. They are literally priceless, as far as any regular people know.
This is not your standard limo
Now that the UAE has seemed to pass on these exclusive beauties, the rest of us have shot at buying one. There is a definite feeling of old money here. The days of being driven around town by your driver in a limo feel long gone, which is maybe why these land ships are sitting at harbor. However, for those Rockefeller types, there may be a few left who crave the old coach-built limo days.
Ok, so what does a priceless limo come with? The Mulsanne is a bit bigger than a normal Bentley after receiving a 39.4-inch stretch together with 3.1 inches of added headroom. The limo is also set up with a custom climate control system that consists of two “zones” that allow each of the four rear passengers to manually control their own micro-climates. The goal is to keep every passenger perfectly comfortable despite differing needs.
The rear seats are all facing inward to better facilitate the buying and selling of precious gems and gold, or whatever people with custom Bentley limos do. Like any good Bentley, it’s got a bottle chiller and champagne flutes to toast the Colonies (again, I can only assume this is what people do in these cars.) The rest of the space is filled with other mobile dining facilities like a fold-out picnic table along with iPad docking and charging stations strewed through the cabin.
There is an intercom system in the back seat so that the billionaire can speak to the driver for instructions. There is also a pane of smart glass that can be made transparent or opaque in order to keep things from getting too chummy with the help.
Not that it matters, but this massive land ship is powered by Bentley’s famous 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 producing just over 505hp and 752 lb-ft of torque. However, discussing such mechanical things is uncouth and distasteful.
Bentley seriously thinks these limos are important
There is an argument to be made that these may actually be a decent investment. Although we don’t know what these prince-mobiles go for, they could increase in value. It is a fair assumption that Bently will likely never make these over-the-top limos ever again. For one, they are absurd, but more importantly, they clearly weren’t popular. These two factors tend to make for fairly collectible cars. Who knows, maybe someone will see the shot and buy one for driving and one for keeping.