Bentley is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the famous “Blue Train Race” this year, won by the “Bentley Boy” Woolf Barnato, and to celebrate the event the British brand is offering in collaboration with Graf von Faber-Castell, a new set of pens for them. paying homage.
The history of the "Bentley Blue Train" dates back to the year 1930. Woolf Barnato, then Managing Director of Bentley Motors (he held the position from 1926 to 1931), decided to take up a bet: that of covering the distance between Cannes ( on the French Riviera) and London at the wheel of his Bentley Speed Six, faster than the famous Blue Train (its official name the Calais-Mediterranean Express) which then made the junction between Cannes and Calais. A challenge that the three-time British champion, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (in 1928, 1929 and 1930) successfully met, which is still the pride of the British manufacturer today.
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of this feat, Bentley has teamed up with Graf von Faber-Castell, its partner since 2018, to create the Bentley "Limited Edition Barnato" set offered as its name suggests in a limited edition, rightly so. of only 1,930 copies.
This set, inspired by Graf von Faber-Castell specialists by the "Blue Train Race" and its winner, houses pens bearing the signature of Woolf Barnato, the date of his feat (1930), the winged badge of Bentley, as well as finishes as luxurious as the box in which these pens are presented.
If you are interested in this original set, know that the Limited Edition Barnato Fountain (fountain pen) set is priced at £ 530, the Limited Edition Barnato Rollerball version is priced at £ 490, and finally the Limited Edition Barnato model Ballpoint can be accessed for £ 450 through the Bentley Motors store.