Good news! The 'MFB' Bentley is NOT going to be scrapped after all
As confirmed by Bentley themselves
A few weeks ago, I learnt that the MFB, the heavily modified Bentley Continental GT that Jeremy used in the Grand Tour Massive Hunt film, was going to be scrapped. Jeremy himself admitted it was to happen. This is what he wrote in the Sunday Times*:
"I fell so deeply in love with that car that I decided I'd bring it back to the farm," Jeremy said. "It took a while but, eventually, the Bentley arrived back in Britain, and I was very happy. But then came word from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. The Bentley had started in life as a development mule and the rules say these must be destroyed to ensure they don't ever seep onto the market".
Bad news 😢
The MBF started out in life as a regular Continental from Bentley's press fleet and The Grand Tour team worked with Bentley to modify the car that would eventually embark on the adventure in Réunion and Madagascar.
Clarkson held onto the car for a few months before giving it back to Bentley. When the car finally arrived at the manufacturer's HQ in Crewe, Mike Sayer, Head of Product Communications at Bentley, decided to set the record straight, announcing that no, the MFB would not be scrapped.
Sayer even provided visual confirmation on Twitter following several requests from worried fans.
We're probably never going to see the car on the road again but we can at least rest safe knowledge that it lives on.
*Sunday December 6 2020 - "Jeremy Clarkson: the Grand Tour's Madagascar adventure was our toughest yet"