It's the Rolls-Royce of Bentley websites.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Here's a very,very special Bentley on Ebay.
It's a rare 1977 Bentley T2.
The original owner was the Swiss Ambassador in the US and he ordered the car with 2 clocks for US and Swiss time!
No offence the the said gentleman, but I don't think mathematics was his forte - just add six, Sir.....
The car also features a 'factory' sunroof, in which the body was shipped to a coachbulider in France for the modification during manufacture. Even the that famous Silver Shadow/T series double level roof line is altered.
The car is absolutely stunning.
(Posted by David Irvine)
Rolls-Royce Phantom V Video
It is always nice to see a car with occasional seats.
Very appropriate for grand outings with lots of people
CNNMoney Reports How to sell a $285,000 Bentley
The president of Bentley says sales are picking up after customers who put off purchases during the financial crisis are now buying.
The video seems a bit amateurish. I expected more from CNN.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Rose Royce by Magnolia Pearl
Take a look at this Silver Cloud.
An art car is quite descriptive.
Crewe body on Chevy truck I presume.
And why may you ask?
Well it is all part of the Magnolia Pearl style, and a quite practical vehicle for pulling a caravan.
How about a quick look inside the Airstream.
It certainly is impressive.
So what about the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud interior?
Take a look at their video, to assess for yourself more the the style.
Buy your girlfriend or boyfriend some from magnoliapearl.com
"And my mother embarrassed to put my Phantom out / So I park about five houses down / She said I shouldn't have until I have the crown / But I don't wanna feel the need to wear disguises around / So she wonder where my mind is / Accounts in the minus / But yet I'm rolling round the fkin' city like your highness."
Lyrics from "Say Whats Real" by Drake.
Two summers ago there was a mysterious 'pimped' Phantom on my street. I did post a picture of it on this site some time ago.
It would turn up very early every morning and as the evening set in it would disappear downtown direction 7 or 8pm. Sometimes, in the dawn light as I returned from my 5am run, I'd see the driver exit his vehicle so I'd bid him Good Morning. None of my neighbours seemed to know who he was but rumour was that he was some up and coming D.J. or Rapper or club owner - or even something sinister..
Well, 16 months later I've discovered it was none other than Canada's superstar Hip Hop artist Drake who was living with his mother at the time.
To quote from Maclean's Magazine:
'Drake may be the first rapper to talk about how his mom disapproves of his car. The former Degrassi: The Next Generation star used his acting money to lease a Rolls-Royce Phantom in order to fit into the world of hip hopand he's not too proud to admit it in his song'.
Well it worked for him and his image, but why is it that the last time I saw him (and realised who he was), he's since moved out of my 'hood and is being chauffeured around in a Maybach 62 with his pals (Ludacris, being one of them)
Go on Drizzy, get a set of winter tyres for the German car and order yourself a Phantom Extended Wheelbase for this summer...
(Posted by David Irvine)
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Bentley Azur 2 Door Spyder by Jankel
Every time I see photos of this model of car I smile.
Is it a matter of people being able to obtain simply what they want.
I want a convertible Bentley Turbo R please.
As Australians say, 'No worries, mate.'
Speak to Mr Robert Jankel and he will make you one. He calls it a Bentley Azur 2 Door Spyder.
And do you want one?
Yes? Well pop yourself on ebay Item number:280598821409 and pick one up from Kyoto, Japan.
Here it is.
It is a very rare sight, in quite a nice colour.
I do wonder what the Badge to the right says? Azur Spyder? Jankel? I'm not sure.
The ebay ad says "1980 Bentley CONVERTIBLE"
"SUPECIAL ORDER MADE 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE"
"SUPER LOW MILE RUN ONLY 12000KM"
"SUPER RICH ONE OWNER FROM NEW COST U$650000 WHEN NEW"
Now I can not say that this rear seat is quite standard on a Bentley!
Now to the Chassis number SCBZE02B3KCX26706.
So in fact it is not quite a 1980 Bentley as the ad states, but a 1989 Bentley.
And talking about models, it is actually not a Bentley Turbo R, but a Bentley Eight.
There is no Turbo, but it does have a 6.75 Litre V8, naturally aspirated with a catalytic converter.
It certainly one special car.
The ad concludes with "NOW US$62000 INCLUDE SHIPPING FEE TO YOUR BEST SEA PORT email@example.com"
I would love to own it, but the steering wheel is on the wrong side.
Check out a previous one for sale in Japan here, and a Rolls-Royce version also in Japan previously for sale here.
Good luck to the person who buys it, and thank-you to Lee for sending in the link.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Psst, Wanna buy a Turbo R ?
The Turbo R is a great car.
(From Classic and Sports Car, February 2010)
Posted by David Irvine