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The on again, off again Bentley Mulsanne convertible looks to be back on, but those wanting to buy one will have to pay a heavy price.

Wolfgang Durheimer, CEO of Bentley, has told Car and Driver that the brand’s Mulliner coach-building division is investigating whether it’s feasible to produce a limited run of Mulsanne convertibles.

“Such a model would be built in [a batch of] 20 units and sold to absolute connoisseurs at a very high price,” Durheimer told the magazine. It’s understood that the asking price would be around 1 million pounds ($2 million).

A Bentley Mulsanne convertible was teased ahead of the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and was widely tipped to be heading into production, along with a revival of the Azure badge. The convertible was reportedly one of Durheimer’s pet projects.

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When Durheimer left to become head of research and development at Audi, the convertible was killed off by his successor. The wheel has turned full circle, however. Durheimer is now back as the head of both Bentley and Bugatti.

With Durheimer once more in the driver’s seat, the convertible project is back in favour. Given that the current Mulsanne is nearing the end of its production life, the convertible will not be a regular production model.

With the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe soon to cease production, the Mulsanne convertible will have the uber-luxe drop-top market largely to itself.

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