British businessman spends £ 150,000 to convert £ 165,854 Bentley into van – .

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British businessman spends £ 150,000 to convert £ 165,854 Bentley into van – .


A British car enthusiast paid £ 150,000 to convert a £ 165,854 Bentley into an El Camino-style truck with a wooden bed in the back.

The luxury car spent 18 months in DC Customs’ Dudley garage, and engineers took 1,800 hours to transform it into a utility vehicle.

The photographs show the purple car with a silver hood and beige leather interior, which was named Decadence, parked inside a concrete tunnel.

Darren Coleman, owner of DC Customs, told MailOnline he had to find a way to turn the luxury vehicle into a truck “on the way” because such work had no instructions.

He added: “The car was worth £ 25,000. It had a previous owner and low mileage. It was perfect before we cut it which was good as we didn’t have to do any repair work.

Although the owner spent £ 25,000 on the used vehicle, the average retail price of a Flying Spur Bentley is currently £ 165,854.

The luxury vehicle was torn apart before the odd truck bed – which looks like the deck of a yacht – was installed.

The Bentley now looks like a Chevrolet El Camino, a 1960s vehicle known to be the size and shape of an average car but with a pickup-style rear.

The luxury car was in DC Customs’ Dudley garage for 18 months, and engineers spent 1,800 hours converting it into a utility vehicle.

Photographs show the purple car with a silver hood and beige leather interior, which was named Decadence, parked inside a concrete tunnel

Darren Coleman, owner of DC Customs, told MailOnline he needs to find a way to turn the luxury vehicle into a truck

Darren Coleman, owner of DC Customs, told MailOnline he had to find a way to turn the luxury vehicle into a truck “on the way” because such work had no instructions.

Mr. Coleman said: “It went from a four-door car to a two-door car. The rear doors were welded, the rear was removed and a new bulkhead was made. The roof was cut out and brought forward, we brought the seat post forward and all of the suspension was moved as well. All the back-end was tailor-made. There was a body kit and front rear bumpers.

He revealed that the owner and his brother, who died a few years ago, have long dreamed of turning a Rolls Royce into a pickup.

“The owner asked me to convert it to a pick-up. I did a sketch for him and he had two other companies do concept drawings, but he preferred the one I did, ”Coleman said.

Although the owner spent £ 25,000 on the used vehicle, the average selling price of a Flying Spur Bentley is currently £ 165,854.

Although the owner spent £ 25,000 on the used vehicle, the average selling price of a Flying Spur Bentley is currently £ 165,854.

Mr Coleman revealed that the owner and his brother, who died a few years ago, have long dreamed of turning a Rolls Royce into a pickup truck

Mr Coleman revealed that the owner and his brother, who died a few years ago, have long dreamed of turning a Rolls Royce into a pickup truck

The luxury vehicle was torn apart before the odd truck bed - which has been described as resembling the deck of a yacht - was installed

The luxury vehicle was torn apart before the odd truck bed – which has been described as resembling the deck of a yacht – was installed

“We get asked all kinds of things, so we took it with a pinch of salt because a lot of people don’t know how much conversions cost. He bought the car specifically to do it, so he was obviously serious. It was a dream for him and his brother who died to do a pickup on a Rolls Royce, but it didn’t work, so we did the Flying Spur.

“We had to learn along the way because there weren’t any instructions on how to do this kind of construction. ”

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