It's the Rolls-Royce of Bentley websites.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sideline by Rolls-Royce.

So we all know that by the late seventies the Bentley name was just that - a name.

Sort of an afterthought....

Sad, really, but the the Mulsanne Turbo revived the name and sporting character in the early eighties and we have never looked back.

Well, I'm looking back.

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow brochure from 1977 was glamorous:

A nice Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II brochure too:

Even sporting yellow French headlamps.

Then the Rolls-Royce Corniche FHC & DHC brochure:

So, Bentley. Yeah, the 'rebadged' car...

The 'cheap' one....

One brochure entitled 'Bentley'. 

No separate T saloon brochure, no separate T LWB brochure, no separate Bentley Corniche brochure, 

Just one for all. Here it is. It is nice but it does sum up how the Bentley grilled cars were just a sideline back then. Sad.

Interesting two tone paint scheme on the saloon. Painted roof (not Everflex) and the dark brown runs under the windscreen and just under the door windows. I like that.

Two different saloons in this brochure. One gold coloured and the other pewter silver.

1900TU - the Bentley number plate.

Oh dear... Saggy rear end in a brochure!

(Posted by David Irvine)


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