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Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Well, we are almost halfway through it.
I hate it and this year has been really hard.
We do still see Rolls-Royces and Bentleys at this time of the year.

Here are some of my old 1980s shots of cars that should not be out in the cold:

A salty dirty Camargue.

 And a similarly salty dirty Silver Shadow II.

Pretty depressing....

But there can be glamorous winter shots like these taken by Rodd Sala:

Suddenly the weather is not so ugly.

On Ebay:

Winter 'photographed' - not winter 'driven'...
There is a difference.
But I still hate winter here.

(Posted by David Irvine)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Classic Car Club

Have you ever wanted to drive a Bentley Continental SC from the late nineties?
They're pretty rare with only 73 cars made.
Here's a Bentley Spotting Up-Close on a silver example:
So it's fairly unusual to spot one, let alone have chance to get behind the wheel...
But if you live in or near London you now have a chance as the Classic Car Club is about to add this beautiful black car to their fleet:
If only I lived closer.
Photos - Classic Car Club
(Posted by Andy)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Arnage Limousines

This Arnage Limousine is being used as a courtesy car in China...
At first glance it looks like a Mulliner Bentley Arnage 728 Limousine, details of which can be found here:
But I'm not convinced that its not just an after market stretch. 
It doesn't appear to have the raised roofline typically found on the factory car.
Here is an Arnage 728 Limousine spotted in China:
More from China and more on the Arnage 728 Limousine coming soon...
Photos - webfinds.
(Posted by Andy)

Black & White

I just love these black & white period photos of a couple of Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows in Japan...
Here's the first one:
And the second:
It's wonderful to see these cars among the streetscape of the time.
Photos - webfinds.

From The Classifieds

Back in July 2013, Team Bentley Spotting posted "More Than Four..."
Here's a link to the post which includes scans of a car by unknown coachbuilder.
It was photographed when on sale in Japan several years ago:
Co-incidentally, it's once again for sale, and as this week's From The Classifieds we can share more details about it....
It's a 1990 Silver Spur II 6-door limousine by SGS (Styling Garage), a German coachbuilder:
Details of SGS can been found at 1000SEL (, the "go to" website for information about the outlandish conversions of the eighties.  
Let's take a look at the exterior:
Three of the 6-doors:  
But it's the crazy gold leather interior that really stands out.
Here's a closer look:
This car is believed to be chassis #LCX32740, delivered new to Berlin in March 1990, and with just 28,000kms from new.
The price is on application.
Thanks to for chassis records.
(Posted by Andy)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy Australia Day

I think you need to be Australian to understand the cultural context of this joke.

Yep, my mates did this to my Bentley for Australia Day to take the piss.

I initially was emailed these pictures and saw them when I arrive back in Canberra today. I thought it was so funny. And wrong.

Yep, Australian flag rear view mirror covers.

There is plenty of cultural cringe in Australia, especially around Australia Day and the use and symbolism of the flag.

Australian patriotism is quite different to that of the USA and the UK.

That's all I'm saying.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rolls-Royce on the Gold Coast

Brian has taken some great shot at Rolls-Royce on the Gold Coast.

Down jacket anyone?

Just totally googled Eddie Bauer.

Wikipedia: "In 1940, Bauer then patented the first quilted goose down-insulated jacket in the United States".

Well this is certainly a good car to go to the shops in.

I like the missing hubcaps and the rope holding down the tail gate.

The Vanden Plas Stand at the Olympia Motor Show 1926

The International Motor Exhibition was also held annually at Olympia in London from 1905 to 1936 before moving to Earls Court.

In 1926 Vanden Plas had a stand and displayed this great looking 1927 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre.

They called it an 'All British Exbit'. How nice. I recon they got freebie Dunlop tyres as well.

The Bentley is Chassis number FW2605, Engine number TB2547, first registration number YR9278.

The Vanden Plas body style is number 1324.

I think its a great looking. The First owner was Major Salmon I.

Any later pictures of the car floating around?

Thanks to Rob for the photo.

Bentley Birkin

"Bentley unveils limited edition 'BIRKIN MULSANNE' for European customers"

Bentley Birkin Mulsanne EU
From 'Business Standard':

"The limited edition is a reflection of how Birkin would have assembled a Bentley car in today's time and the exquisite craftsmanship of hand-made interior cabin completely justifies it. The premium vehicle features numbered door sill plaques, a unique 21" wheel design and a 3D 'Flying B' logo stitched into the vehicle headrests and inlaid into the wood of the front fascia and rear picnic tables. Furthermore, the supercar features a stunning tailored luggage set – each one hand-crafted, individually numbered and matched with the interior of each car. As far as entertainment is concerned, Bentley has taken care of it exceptionally well as it has indulged exquisitely-packaged twin 8" LCD screens in the rear of the seat headrests, a DVD player, a Wi-Fi hotspot, the Naim for Bentley premium audio system and iPads integrated into the hand-crafted solid wood picnic tables."

"Bentley has kept the number of units of this distinct vehicle limited to 22 and it would be offered with three dynamic colors - Ghost White, Damson, and a contrast of Fountain Blue and Dark Sapphire. In all, Bentley has paid a special tribute to one of its most influential visionaries, Birkin, by enrolling this limited edition in the most, possible, discerning form. "

Tim Birkin, one of the original Bentley Boys.

More photos found on 'Google' Images:

Luggage included.

It works in snow too.

(Posted by David Irvine)

Hello, Goodbye...

Hello, what's this on Ebay for fourteen Gs? A cheap Phantom?

I really don't know what to say about this one....

It's actually a Bentley Turbo R with a big bulge on it's bonnet and a strange grille. Lincoln Town Car...?

Three very unattractive non Bentley alloys.

A cardboard rear bumper 'valance', diagonal exhaust tips and a left tail lamp about to fall off...

Collapsed rear suspension too.

More of a 'Good Bye' than a good buy....

Good luck selling it.

A waste of a perfectly good parts car.

(Posted by David Irvine)

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