In 1939, Bentley was planning on a radical departure from its current lineup with the Corniche. Only one was built with coachwork influenced by the aeronautical streamlining that had been gaining popularity in the last decade. But the car was damaged in France at the outbreak of WWII, shipped back to London, and then destroyed in a bombing raid on Dieppe later in '39 and never seen again — until now. Mulliner, Bentley's in-house customization company, has recreated the Corniche using the original technical drawings and traditional fabrication methods of its team of craftsmen. The project originally started in 2001 with a collection of original parts intended to be used for more Corniche models. Bentley itself became involved in 2008, and 11 years later, this is the beautiful fruit of their labor.