Bentley by Continental Ward

Bentley Continental is a model name for very special chassis with engines more powerful than the usual offering supplied to a selected number of coachbuilders for the fitting of very light weight coachwork designed under Rolls-Royce supervision. The model name Continental had already been used by Rolls-Royce for models intended and geared for long distance high speed touring on roads and of a style then only available in continental Europe. 1930s to 1950s advertising for even the Standard Steel Bentley saloons carried the slogan the Silent Sports Car.

Their Continental was a lighter faster more nimble high performance version for high-speed travel in great comfort.

The same name, without the same specification, has since been recycled twice by Bentley in 1984 and again in 2003.