A Matching Pair
As a Captain of Industry, Lord Hanson chose to be chauffeured between meetings in Rolls-Royce & Bentleys, and two of his former cars are currently for sale.
Both are 1996 models, and the similarities between them suggest that either he wanted a matching pair of Rolls-Royce and Bentley, or he couldn't decide which marque to order. Given his reputation as a decisive businessman, the former explanation seems more likely...
First, a 1996 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, described as being finished in Oporto with a black everflex roof, and with 32,000 miles from new:
And next, a matching 1996 Bentley Brooklands Lwb, also finished in special finish Oporto with a black everflex roof. Interestingly, it seems that Lord Hanson specified it with Rolls-Royce suspension fittings, and a column (rather than floor mounted) gear shift. It has completed 39,000 miles from new:
The Silver Spur is on offer at GBP 26,950, and the Brooklands Lwb is priced at GBP 21,995 – the choice is yours...
Photo credits to Hanwells of London and Classic Car Warehouse.