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How Bentley Blew Past Rolls Royce

May 2, 2013

The long road of the automotive industry is littered with the wrecks of many a brand that broke down along the way—not just the truly awful ones that never should have left the assembly line (the Yugo, the Suzuki X-90), but also the once proud and sturdy makes (Packard, Oldsmobile) that simply fell prey to changing tastes and the shinier chrome of their competitors. Few realize just how close Bentley came to making that list. Fortunately, the proud British nameplate is still with us—a feat for which the two ads here serve as unique snapshots. “The ads underscore the difference between the old

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