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Sunday, September 29, 2013

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These photos were sent to Team Bentley Spotting by our friend Juergen in Germany.
 
They show an RREC Section meet, which judging by the print dates took place sometime around April 1990, and attracted an interesting cross-section of cars...
 
 
What do we have? From left to right, a Silver Shadow, Corniche, S2, S1, Silver Wraith, Wraith, Silver Shadow II and Camargue.
 
Let's take a closer look at some of them...
 
Firstly a Rolls-Royce Corniche Saloon:
 
 
The door mirror looks unusual, perphaps to help with driving a RHD car in a LHD market...
 
Next, a very nice S2 Continental...
 
 
And next, a very interesting Wraith...
 
Some research has established that this is chassis #WRB2, dating from 1938, and one of only two Sedanca Coupes by Gurney Nutting in this brougham style.
 
It was first owned by George Formby (1904-1961), a British singer-songwriter and comedy actor. Through the years, George and his wife Beryl bought no fewer than 26 Rolls-Royce and Bentleys...
 
 
And then a Camargue...
 
I beleive this car had a remote ignition system, enabling the owner to start and give a good fright to anyone stood nearby at the time!
 
 
These photos also come from the same batch: I'm guessing from later on in the meet...
 
A Silver Wraith...
 
 
A Silver Shadow...
 
 
And this looks like it is the Silver Shadow at the far left of the first group shot...
 
 
And the S2 Flying Spur again...
 
 
Juergen, many thanks for sharing the photos.
 
(Posted by Andy)

3 Comments:

At 2:10 pm, Blogger Ragemanchoo said...

The two-tone gray Silver Wraith, what year is that? I'm guessing its the last few years of production because it has the inset headlights and a standing version of the hood ornament. Gorgeous car. Is Hooper the coachbuilder?

 
At 4:18 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it is Park Ward coachwork, but I am sure there are others more knowledgable who can confirm

 
At 6:07 pm, Blogger John Shostrom said...

The car is a Park Ward touring saloon to either design 702 or 703. The 702 would have had a half division, and the 703 a full division with sliding glass. All of these designs had the faired-in headlamps, and were similar to Park Ward's previous design 550. This is a late example, with the Silver Cloud style mascot and bumper overriders.

 

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