One of the great things about the car industry is that it's populated by men and women who have a real passion for their job.
Manufacturers like tend to have more than their fair share of these people, mainly because of the specially made nature of the products. The glamorous jobs are ones like the engine builders who sign off the V-8, or the veneer and trim specialists. Working in the paint shop might, at first glance, not seem to fit into the same category – that is until you meet Dave Walton, the man who gave me a tour of the Mulsanne's bespoke paint shop.
There's a 114 `standard' colours to choose from but, effectively, the only limit is your imagination, "We had a man come with a food mixer asking us to match its turquoise colouring," Dave tells me, adding matching lipsticks and nail varnish is a regular request.
We're standing watching a new Mulsanne bodyshell go through part of its 80-hour process of being turned from bare metal to a shimmering beauty where even the inner shut lines have a mirror finish.
It takes two inspectors an hour to pore over the car looking for the slightest imperfection; Dave points out a microscopic bubble on the inner boot lip that I wouldn't have found if I'd spent all day looking for it., "Only when there are no imperfections will it leave the body shop.
"I love being a painter, you can read a book and learn how to rebuild an engine or gearbox, but you can't read a book and learn how to be a painter.
"Its four years of apprenticeship but you only learn 70 percent of what you need to know, you never stop learning. It's a true craft in your hands, it's a feeling, a touch. I love that and think it's something to be really proud of."