Bentley Embiricos (1938)

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Bentley Embiricos

The designer, Georges Paulin, has many claims to automotive fame. He designed the first retractable steel hard top for Peugeot and following from the Embiricos car, he designed a new Corniche model for Bentley in 1939. The only body was destroyed in Dieppe during an air raid and Paulin himself was executed by the Nazis for being a collaborator with the British. He was the Rolls Royce agent in Paris and a resistance hero. I also make a model of the Corniche in my Essence Of The Car range - see t h e e s s e n c e o f t h e c a r