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 |  Jan 20 2011, 10:46 AM

British car firm Bentley has made the most of its Continental platform with a coupe, convertible and a sedan version available. However, a coachbuilder by the name Touring Superleggera had found a void and decided to fill it.

Their model is called the Flying Star and it is a wagon version based on the underpinnings of the Continental GTC convertible. So while you still have all the mechanical goodness of the stock Bentley, you now get a custom body that will be built in a limited number of just 19 vehicles worldwide.

Demand for the Flying Star must be quite strong, as its manufacturer has just recently invested in more tooling and workforce. Now they can build five cars at the same time, but since each car takes 4000-hours to complete, it will still take about six-months to complete your car.

As you can probably imagine, this conversion is not cheap since the price of the ‘basic’ model starts at $790,000 (you can easily buy all-three factory produced models of the Continental for that price).

Touring Superleggera has built three cars thus far, and will be displaying this model at the Qatar Motor Show at the end of January. So if you’re in the area, do check it out and send us some pictures.

[Source: Autocar]