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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bentley Grand Convertible

It's funny, I have seen images of this car for a week now, thinking they were Photoshop jobs....


But no, it's a real car.  A one off albeit...

One should in fact call it a D.H.C. but another company in the South uses that term now.




The car is a real life concept unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

Bentley chairman and CEO Wolfgang Durheimer says, "We are eagerly the response of our customers to this car. We will ensure that this car - if it reaches the roads - will be a highly exclusive, extremely limited collector's piece."




Hand built by the lads at Crewe. "Fashioned entirely by hand from the very finest materials".




"A car with no rivals" , they say.




I love it, but they could at least have picked a different colour combo....


"This unrivalled flagship of luxury represents the ultimate in powerful, sensuous roofless motoring...."


This is one of my favourite shots of a somewhat 'possible' rival:




Hey, but the door opens the wrong way on this one.


Here are two cars the same colour. Hmmm.....






Good job, Bentley boys. May the world give it's nod of approval.

I really do like it.


(Posted by David Irvine)


Monday, November 17, 2014

"Park it in the Market"

Kenjonbro's latest shots:


This past Hallowe'en, "Park it in the Market" :






Yeah, but it ain't actually a Rolls-Royce.... It's a Japanese Mitsouka Le Sayde.




Well, 'forks that...' Here's a real Crewe car:




And here's a nice FHC Corniche spotted this past week:




Nice ones Ken - most of us have our PMCs parked for the winter now.


(Posted by David Irvine)





Sunday, November 09, 2014

Used Car...




1800TU




She's for sale. 

Don't panic, I am simply moving through my favourite Crewe cars. One at a time....




Let's go deeper...








Sir David Plastow even sat in this car....








"Buy It Now".


Rolls-Royce : Silver Shadow - 4 door saloon


I'm waiting to get the next on my list.....


(Posted by David Irvine)


Friday, November 07, 2014

Flying B Racing Bentley Continental GT3

I certainly got excited when I stumbled upon airport handler photos of a Bentley Continental GT3 coming into Sydney airport.

Well one now is based down under, with it's first race tomorrow in New Zealand.

More about it here.



Looking forward to it's Australian first outing at the Bathhurst 12 Hour along side the Bentley factory team.

We don't see terrain. We see texture.

Here is a new promo video of the up coming Bentley SUV or 4x4.

"We don't see terrain. We see texture."

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Tokyo Nights

 
Team Bentley Spotting has been sent these photos from Tokyo...
 
It seems the Rolls-Royce & Bentley come out at night.
 
A Goodwood Phantom:
 
A Mulsanne on chrome rims:
 
And a magnificent Phantom VI:
 
It all happens at night.
 
 
 
 

Saturday, November 01, 2014

November



From the Bentley Motors' calendar.
(Posted by David Irvine)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Camargue, Up Close & Personal.

Up close and personal with a Rolls-Royce Camargue.

Rodd Sala has my favorite modern Rolls-Royce, one of just 531 made and who knows just how many are still around...


So, some details most onlookers don't notice:


































The outside.










She's on Ebay....


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolls-Royce-Other-Camargue-1-owner-stunning-condition-collectable-only-531-made-last-year-built-/251696070014?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3a9a413d7e&item=251696070014&pt=US_Cars_Trucks



Posted by David Irvine)


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sideline by Rolls-Royce.

So we all know that by the late seventies the Bentley name was just that - a name.

Sort of an afterthought....

Sad, really, but the the Mulsanne Turbo revived the name and sporting character in the early eighties and we have never looked back.

Well, I'm looking back.


The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow brochure from 1977 was glamorous:




A nice Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II brochure too:




Even sporting yellow French headlamps.


Then the Rolls-Royce Corniche FHC & DHC brochure:




So, Bentley. Yeah, the 'rebadged' car...

The 'cheap' one....


One brochure entitled 'Bentley'. 

No separate T saloon brochure, no separate T LWB brochure, no separate Bentley Corniche brochure, 


Just one for all. Here it is. It is nice but it does sum up how the Bentley grilled cars were just a sideline back then. Sad.













Interesting two tone paint scheme on the saloon. Painted roof (not Everflex) and the dark brown runs under the windscreen and just under the door windows. I like that.







Two different saloons in this brochure. One gold coloured and the other pewter silver.





1900TU - the Bentley number plate.





Oh dear... Saggy rear end in a brochure!






(Posted by David Irvine)

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