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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cinnabar

This 1992 Rolls-Royce Corniche III Convertible was recently advertised by luxury and sportscar specialist William Loughran of Walmer Bridge near Preston in the UK.
 
Its painted in vermillion with a magnolia hood and magnolia leather with red piping and had covered just 12,770 miles from new at the time of sale.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm not normally keen on loud colours, but this car is magnificent!
 
Photos from William Loughran.
 
(Posted by Andy)  

FAN 700M

 
This rather nice 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom has the UK registration "FAN 700M"... 
 
 
Get it?
 
 
Repeat slowly...
 
"FAN700M"
 
"PHANTOM"
 
I guess its a fun plate...
 
 
But I wouldn't pay money for it!
 
If you would, both car and plate are for sale...
 
(Posted by Andy)
 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ken Spots

Well our honorary Bentleyspotter  (RR too) Kenjonbro has been in the traffic again.

Here's a nice Silver Shadow II impersonating my Old Thing. Looks like Cardinal red.






And this lovely S3:






Modern cars. A Continental Flying Spur.




A GTC.




And a newer Continental GT.




"Put your foot down and don't spare the horses...!"




Thanks to Kenjonbro.


(Posted by David Irvine)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Whitewalls.

Whitewalls are 'In' again.

No, not 'Whitehall......'





White Wall Tyres.


Rolls-Royce is offering their new 'PinstripeTyre' for the phantom.



 

OMG! It looks amazing!


In their words:


"The new Pinstripe Tyre delivers an elegant touch to Phantom"


"A combination of contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship, the Rolls-Royce Phantom embodies timeless elegance with an unmistakable presence. And now, we provide the opportunity to add another edge to this extraordinary car. Taking its inspiration from the world of fashion where an accessory is a stylish complement, the new Pinstripe Tyre delivers an elegant touch to Phantom.

In celebration of its launch, we commissioned acclaimed milliner, Rachel Trevor-Morgan, to express her creative interpretation of the Pinstripe Tyre in a one-off design. Having designed hats for royalty, Rachel has become renowned for her beautiful hand-crafted work and meticulous attention to detail. Just as our Bespoke team can spend up to a month creating the exquisite wood veneers for our car interiors, Rachel and her team craft every detail of her hats to perfection.

With the luxurious boutiques of London's Sloane Street as a backdrop, we have captured the visual harmony between the new Pinstripe Tyre and the bespoke hat. Just as Rachel's creation complements the outfit, the Pinstripe Tyre accentuates the stylish presence of Phantom."


Oh yeah, baby. Whitewalls are back...



Rolls-Royce

 
 
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Rolls-Royce
Since 1904 Rolls-Royce has created instantly recognisable motor cars that have made the marque an enduring icon all over the world.
Preview by Yahoo
 

(Posted by David Irvine)


Monday, October 13, 2014

Bentley Handbag Collection with Frida Weyer - Runway show 2014

When you are spec'ing your Mulsanne Speed, don't forget the ladies.

"In July 2014, Bentley worked with Berlin fashion designer Frida Weyer to present a runway show as part of Berlin Fashion Week.
Visit our Bentley Handbags website to see more and register your interest."



http://www.BentleyHandbagCollection.com

And if you spec a handbag - you can totally justify the W12 over the V8.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Introducing The Spirit Magazine

It is with pleasure that BentleySpotting.com presents the world premier of The Spirit, the official magazine of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club SZ Register.

Bought to you by the dedicated enthusiasts Juergen Buech, Marinus Rijkers and Richard Charnley.

Thank you gentleman for your vast efforts and allowing it's free publication at BentleySpotting.com



To download the as a PDF click here.

It's certainly a good read.

For those interested in joining the club, membership details are enclosed.

We are already looking forward to the next issue.

Well done to all those involved in The Spirits production.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Dyson Racing Team Bentley Continental GT3’s inaugural Pirelli World Challenge

"After an absence of more than a decade, Bentley Motors is competing again on the racing circuits of North America."

"This seven episode video series tells the story of the Bentley Continental GT3’s inaugural Pirelli World Challenge season with Dyson Racing Team Bentley."

This video series was produced by RACER Studios and directed by Jim Perry.

The Bentley Boys Are Back: Episode 1



The Bentley Racing Experience: Episode 2



More episodes will be posted as they are released.

Monday, October 06, 2014

From The Classifieds

On Wednesday 8th October, H&H Classic Auctions is offering a 1979 Rolls-Royce Corniche Saloon, chassis #CRH35145, at its sale at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge.

 
 
First registered on 16th March 1979, #CRH35145 is described as having metallic black coachwork complimented by a dark brown leather interior piped in magnolia.
 
It has completed an indicated 129,000 miles from new.
 
 
 
What makes this car unusual is that it has been fitted with a Mulsanne Turbo engine, #08190, dating from 1984.
 
It's an interesting conversion as Rolls-Royce Motors itself subsequently offered a model run-out turbocharged edition limited to just 25 examples.
 
 

And none other than Michael Jackson is reported to have owned a similar car: http://www.bentleyspotting.com/2011/04/rolls-royce-turbo-corniche.html

 
This example is estimated at GBP22,000-26,000 – let us know if you buy it!
 
 

Photos from H&H Classic Auctions and eBay advertisement.

 

(Posted by Andy)

SUV sketches

It seems increasingly likely that Rolls-Royce will follow Bentley's lead and produce a high-end SUV - it's what today's customers want.
 
Especially customers in the  important markets of the Middle East and China.
 
Here are some computer rendering's of a potential Rolls-Royce SUV found on a Chinese website:
 
 
 
They're not too dissimilar to kenjonbro's photoshopped example here: http://www.bentleyspotting.com/2014/04/rr-suv-spotted.html
 
(Posted by Andy)
 

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Here is the new Bentley Motors film for the Mulsanne Speed.

Called 'Between Yesterday and Tomorrow - the new Bentley Mulsanne Speed'



I can very much see this car in my garage in 20 years time along with a Wraith.

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