Chauncey Billeps gets a new Bentley
Question: Why did you pick a Bentley, instead of a Rolls-Royce or something else?
Answer: I always wanted a Bentley.
A: Since I made it, that is.
Q: Did you have any special modifications, anything added?
A: No. I just wanted to get it. I didn't want to wait anymore.
Q: How long have you been waiting for this car?
A: About a year and a half.
Q: Did you pick the color? Silver with black interior?
A: Yeah. All my cars are silver, because it looks good with chrome wheels. It's a perfect match.
Q: What about during the winter?
A: I've got a Range Rover for that. This'll just be for the summertime and some nice days.
Q: What was your first car?
A: An Olds 98. I don't even remember what year it was. It was about as long as this building. I'd only drive about three days a week, because it cost so much to fill up.
Q: What do you like about the Continental GT?
A: It's classy, but it's sporty. And it's real comfortable, plenty of room.
Q: What do you want your license plate to say?
A: BIG SHOT. They call me Mr. Big Shot, but I don't know if I can get that many letters.
Source: Jamie Butters, Detroit Free Press
Photo: PATRICIA BECK/DFP