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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Beauty Rings

Yeah, it's an odd term. But it's what those coloured and pinstriped (well, they should be..) trim rings on Rolls-Royce and Bentley wheel covers are referred to.

Most often simply the body colour or the side colour of the car if it's two tone.

Red car, red beauty rings...

Green car...
Green rings.
Two tone car:
And so on...
But here's an interesting one on Ebay:
Chrome rings with body colour pinstriping.
It works.
Another one of Parkward Motors'  Rodd Sala's nice Silver Shadows.

(Posted by David Irvine)


At 3:17 pm, Blogger silvawraith2 said...

Interesting to see that all of the photographs show cars with double finelining. While double finelining did appear on Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows, a look at all of the RR brochures, handbooks and publicity photographs from the chrome-bumpered Shadow era cars depicts single finelines. The same is true of all Silver Cloud/S Series and Silver Dawn/Mark VI/R-Type cars. To see, for example, a 1967 Silver Shadow with double finelines, unless stated and proven otherwise in the factory build sheets, is incorrect. Ditto for seeing finelines painted directly onto polished wheeldiscs.

At 1:18 am, Blogger Unknown said...

I concur with the previous comment. I currently own 4 Silver Shadow cars, of various ages, and the build sheets for all 4 state clearly a single fine line to the body and trim rings.


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