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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Cieli blu

Pavesi, a Milanese coachbuilder, is especially well known for its open top conversions to Ferrari 400 and 412 during the eighties and nineties.
 
 
It is also among several coachbuilders believed to have created bespoke Rolls-Royce Camargue Cabrios on behalf of owners living in sunnier climates. 
 
Team Bentley Spotting has been sent this scan of what is believed to be a Rols-Royce Camargue Cabrio by Pavesi:
 
 
Does anyone have any more information or photos?
 
Let us know!
 
  

Like it? Loathe it? It's certainly different...

Back in 2012, Team Bentley Spotting posted a photo of a Robert Jankel Rolls-Royce Antibes limousine with Monaco conversion.
 
 
 
Well, this unusual and very rare car has once again been spotted on the streets of Tokyo...
 
And Team Bentley spotting has the photos for you!
 
First from the front....
 
In this photo, the Monaco conversion with Silver Shadow headlights and rounded wings is clearly visible:
 
 
Interestingly, this car is also fitted with Silver Shadow indicator lamps, rather than recessed into the bumper as described in the specification sheet shown in the earlier post.
 
Now from the side...
 
In this shot you can see the Antibes conversion with extended C-pillar, raised roof and, if you look closely, the full partition (division):
 
 
From the rear...
 
This car also has the Monaco conversion to the rear, with Silver Shadow indicator lights fitted:
 
 
And a parting shot...
 
This photo again clearly shows the C-pillar stretch and raised roof:
 
 
Like it, loathe it? It's certainly different!
 
 
 

Monday, February 23, 2015

WinteRR (&B)

Winter in Toronto....
Four shots from this weekend.



The weather is frightful but they still drive their cars.

A new Ghost 2.



New Flying Spur



Mulsanne.



GTC.



I do hope they get washed every day.

(Posted by David Irvine)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015 Toronto Auto Show

Bentley Motors and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at the 2015 Toronto Auto Show.





The local dealer Grand Touring Automobile displayed a new Bentley GTC Speed and a new series 2 Rolls-Royce Ghost.

I love the Bentley's colour. Thinking it's called 'Furnace'...?












This is the first series 2 Rolls-Royce Ghost I have seen. The easiest identifying feature is the new headlamp.



And the car had a very obvious coachline which I really haven't noticed on a Ghost before.



Body coloured centre cap on the alloys - nothing new, but nice.



 I do wish they could but a full deep grille shell (a la Phantom 4 door) on the Ghost - not just the 'stick on' front.

This car also seems to have a RR logo with no black lettering.



Ooops, just been spotted by Security!





"Open wide...."





(Posted by David Irvine)

Chinese Eye.

In time for Chinese New Year celebration, this politically incorrectly nicknamed Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Mulliner Park Fixed Head Coupé that I know so well is now up grabs - thanks to Rodd Sala's Park-Ward Motors.

The Silver Cloud  'Chinese Eye' with it's downward angled double headlamps.





A stunning car, very well known in RROC circles.



The photos say it all....

















Incredible underneath. Powder coat and cadmium plated bolts.





Meticulously maintained by it's owner for the past fifteen years.



Multiple show winner.
And it even comes with it's awards. A sample shown here.





This is one worth having, if you can.


 

Concours quality - very rare 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III - FHC "Chinese 

Go for it.

(Posted by David Irvine)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rolls-Royce confirms new SUV

Here is an open letter from Rolls-Royce confirming announcing the addition of a SUV or 4x4 vehicle.

"Today we confirm that we are developing an all-new Rolls-Royce with exceptional presence, elegance and purpose:

•A car that offers the luxury of a Rolls-Royce in a vehicle that can cross any terrain
•A car that meets our customers’ highly mobile, contemporary lifestyle expectations
•A Rolls-Royce that is as much about the pioneering, adventurous spirit of Charles Rolls as it is about Sir Henry Royce’s dedication to engineering and innovation
•A car that appropriately reflects Rolls-Royce’s brand promise of effortless luxury
•A high-bodied car, with an all-new aluminium architecture
•A unique new motor car worthy of carrying the Spirit of Ecstasy into the future"




And if you don't believe me, here is the link to the Rolls-Royce website.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bentley at Bathurst 12 Hour 2015

Here is the Bentley Motors Bathurst 12 Hour video summary.

It was a great weekend and a thrill to be there and watch Bentleys race.



Well done to all those involved.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Long Forgotten

Team Bentley Spotting has been sorting through long forgotten USB found during a recent clear out.
 
And what a treat we have found...photos of our favourite cars taken in London during 2002, 2003 and 2004. Feast your eyes on these:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hopefully more yet to be found...
 
 
 
 

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