GT Speed

Bentley Borrows from the Art Deco Era for a Limited Edition GT Speed Model and William Rau makes a Custom Steering Wheel to Seal the Deal

by Rau September 5, 2010
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The darling of Art Deco designers, amboyna is a marvelously luxurious burl from the tree that is commonly known as padauk. It is a rare, exotic hardwood that grows in Southeast Asia and varies in color from yellow to golden brown to red and demands a price as high as $500 / bd ft. It […]

Custom Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed Steering Wheel in Olive Ash Wood – for Qatar

by Rau August 3, 2009
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Qatar may be an oil and gas rich nation but where will its sporting Bentley customers go for a sophisticated woodwork service? Los Angeles, California! Our story begins in Doha at the desk of Mr. Khanfer, whose business specializes in meeting the wishes of the area’s wealthy clientele. His client had purchased a Bentley Flying […]

1st Bentley Continental GT Speed Wood Steering Wheel in the World

by Rau September 14, 2008
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In late summer 2008 Rau Automotive Woodwork had a special request from a So Cal Bentley dealer – provide a GT Speed custom wood steering wheel for a client’s Bentley Flying Spur. The GT Speed was introduced in 2007 as a high performance Bentley GT. One of many new GT Speed features was the 3-spoke […]