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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time Travel Spots, Part 2

Team Bentley Spotting has once again obtained some spots from history...
 
This time of W.O. Bentleys.
 
First up, a 1923 3 litre
 
Next, a 1928 3 litre
 
A 1930 4 1/2 litre
 
A 1925 3 litre
 
An unidentified 3 litre
 
A 1926 3 litre
 
A 1924 3 litre
 
A 1927 3 litre
 
A 1928 4 1/2 litre
 
And, finally, for now, a 1926 3 litre
 
More to come soon...
 
 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cherry Blossoms

It's "hanami" or cherry blossom season in Japan - a welcome sign of Spring when many contemplate the pink hued white sakura (or cherry blossom flowers) while making plans for the remainder of the year....
 
 
And here we have a 1991 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible that matchhes the cherry blossom:
 
  
 
 
 
Even the interior continues the theme:
 
 
 
 
 
With this car there is no need for hanami to only be once a year.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Coffee Bean

H&H Classic Auctions are offering a 1976 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible at their 15th April sale.
 
 
What makes this car special is that it is a rare "series 1A": one of the last of the chrome bumper cars fitted with many of the improvements that came with the the Silver Shadow II models launched in 1977, most notably dual level air-conditioning and revised dashboards. 
 
 
It's described as being finished in malborough brown with a brown mohair hood and tan leather interior. But checking against rrsilvershadow.com suggests it may actually be coffee bean brown: http://www.rrsilvershadow.com/Kleur/Best/Corniche%20conv%201972%20DRA14277%20RV.jpg
 
 
The first of the series 1A cars was chassis #DRH22583, and this car, chassis #DRH22652, appears the be the fifth series 1A convertible off the production line. It's a rare car, with only 254 examples produced, off which just 48 are RHD cars like this one.
 
 
It's stated to have covered 93,000 miles with detailed service history and the guide price is GBP 25,000-30,000.
 
 
Production details from www.rrsilvershadow.com

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Sleeping Beauty

eBay UK is currently listing this Rolls-Royce Camargue for sale.





First registered in October 1980, it is described as being painted metalic mid-blue and has 50,086 miles recorded from new. 

It looks to have a Frank Dale & Stepsons dealer sticker in the rear window.







It has been unused since 2001 due to the owner's ill health.













A real sleeping beauty...



Its yours for GBP 30,000.  

Monday, April 06, 2015

Swiss Estate

Fancy a Swiss villa? With private beach? A private dock with boat? And a low mileage Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead too?
 
Well, here is your chance...
 
Last weekend's FT Property carries an advert for Villa Cigno, a Carlo Rampazzi designed 6-bedroom villa located in Locarno, Switzerland at the foot of the Alps and on the shores of Lago Maggiore:
 
 
For EUR 12 million you get the villa, private beach, car, boat and a whole lot more!

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Sunshine State

So the sun does in fact shine in Florida....



This Regency Bronze Silver Shadow II appears to be only Silver Shadow/T at the Orlando meet today.





(Posted by David Irvine - thanks to Rodd for the shots)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Take the Blue Train...

 Ahhh, the famous 'Blue Train' race from Calais to the French Riviera in which 'Bentley Boy' Woolf Barnato beat the train in his Bentley Speed 6. 
Barnato actually used a formal bodied Speed 6 for the journey but when he took delivery of a fastback model the same year, that car was named the 'Blue Train' car.
But the fastback makes the story more glamorous....



In 2006 there was a special edition of thirty six Bentley Arnages to commemorate that trip. Thirty LHD & six RHD.




Nineteen inch alloys, chrome grille shell, chrome mirror caps, sunroof, picnic tables, special badging...to name a few features.

A wet one is at the Orlando meet.



Interesting, indeed.




Oh, my...
The PERFECT number plate.....



"Only those in the know will understand..." (David Irvine's famous comment his own 1800TU number plate)
Impress the owner. Tell him you understand his plate.

(Posted by that same David Irvine - the last three photos by Rodd Sala)

The Big Box

Remember buying your first die cast Rolls-Royce? You walked out of Hamley's and everyone could see what you had picked up just by seeing the box.



Yeah, I still pick up the odd one.



In Orlando yesterday this big box appeared.



Not hard to guess what's in this one....



A 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, perhaps?



And two very happy owners.


And their cat.



I think this is the unboxed car (forgive me if I am wrong) :



Very cool....

(Posted by avid Irvine and thanks to Rodd for the photos)



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