Coachwork on Derby Bentleys

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited
ISBN: 1906133751
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Transportation

In the 1930s, Rolls-Royce’s Derby factory supplied Bentleys only as chassis, without bodies, and many customers for these refined, fast and enormously desirable cars would then turn to a particular coachbuilder to design and construct a body for them to meet their tastes and requirements. From Abbey of Acton, West London, to Worblaufen of Switzerland, by way of great names like Barker, Gurney Nutting, HJ Mulliner and Saoutchik, Coachwork on Derby Bentleys covers all the British and overseas coachbuilders on the Bentley chassis, and reviews the bodies they built on the 3.5-litre, 4.25-litre and the short-lived Mark V. The British coachbuilders are dealt with in alphabetical order, as are the overseas companies in a separate section, with details of the different types of bodies they supplied. Bentley aficionados will particularly appreciate the inclusion of chassis numbers for all the cars bodied by all the coachbuilders, which makes this a truly inclusive work. There are some 280 colour photographs, including in-detail shoots of 40 outstanding cars by the distinguished automotive photographer Simon Clay, and 80 black-and-white illustrations from the archives. Celebrating as it does the work of the leading coachbuilders of the era, as well as Bentley’s quite exceptional productions of the 1930s, this book offers an unrivaled store of knowledge for the many enthusiasts and owners who care passionately about the cars, and serves as a tribute to the people who made them.

Coachwork on Rolls Royce and Bentley 1945 1965

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited
ISBN: 1906133891
Release Date: 2020-01-14
Genre: Transportation

Rolls-Royce and Bentley relied upon standardised body designs after 1945, but for the next two decades both marques also supplied chassis frames separately, and it was possible to have these clothed with coachwork by bespoke coachbuilders like, for example, Mulliner, Park Ward and James Young in Britain, or Graber, Farina and Franay in Europe. Many buyers took this route, and this highly illustrated book bears witness to the wide variety of styles that were built in this fascinating period. Chassis number lists for each coachbuilder, both in Britain and overseas, identify their creations, to make this a comprehensive and essential companion for anyone interested in Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the postwar era. Coachwork on Rolls-Royce and Bentley, 1945-1965 joins the author’s recent work Coachwork on Derby Bentleys 1933-1940 in our list.

100 Years of Bentley

Author: Andrew Noakes
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
ISBN: 9781781319154
Release Date: 2019-10-01
Genre: Photography

One of the most recognised and revered car brands, Bentley celebrates its centenary in 2019. In conjunction with the Bentley Drivers Club and the W.O. Bentley Memorial Foundation, 100 Years of Bentley is a lavish celebration of the company, from its earliest models right up the modern day cars. A six-times winner in the gruelling Le Mans 24-hour race, Bentley is also the brand behind iconic cars such as the 41/2-Litre ‘Blower’, the R-type Continental, and modern classics such as the Continental GT and Mulsanne. Featuring more than 200 pictures, many from the club’s archives and some never seen in print before, this beautiful book details the whole history of Bentley. From W.O. Bentley’s early days as a railway engineer along with his first attempts at modifying French DFP cars, to the company’s early racing exploits, including its victories in the early Le Mans races. Covering the Bentley brand’s revival in the 1980s and renewed impetus when it was acquired by the Volkswagen group, the story is brought up to date with the awesome new Bentleys built for the 21st century and the new era of electrification just around the corner.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T Series Camargue Corniche

Author: Malcolm Bobbitt
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845843014
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Transportation

New Updated Fourth Edition, now in paperback. The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series were a revolutionary step forward when launched in 1965. Here’s the full story, including related coachbuilt cars & the Silver Wraith ll, Corniche & Camargue.

Bentley Continental

Author: Martin Bennett
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845842109
Release Date: 2010-02-15
Genre: Transportation

Large format version of the definitive history of the most sought-after, fastest and elegant Bentleys in the era of British ownership: the Continentals. Includes Bentley Continental R and S-Types (from 1951), Bentley Corniche, Continental Convertible, Continental R/S/T and Azure.

Rolls Royce

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781784422226
Release Date: 2017-06-29
Genre: Transportation

Rolls-Royce is one of Britain's legendary car brands, representing the pinnacle of engineering quality and luxury like no other manufacturer. Since 1904, when Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce began their collaboration, the Rolls-Royce name has earned respect and admiration the world over. This is the full story of Britain's premier luxury car-maker, from the early experimental models through the 40/50 Silver Ghost, the Twenty, the Phantoms, the Wraiths and their post-1945 successors, with evocative names such as Silver Shadow and Silver Seraph. It celebrates more than 110 years of car manufacture under the Rolls-Royce brand, revealing how careful management and simple dedication have ensured that the Rolls-Royce name remains a byword for the best of the best.

Rolls Royce and Bentley

Author: Malcolm Bobbitt
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 0750916230
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Transportation

Malcolm Bobbitt's new illustrated history gives a revealing account of the car's postwar past, looks at its unique approach to car-making and assesses the extraordinary cars that have confirmed its long-standing reputation for excellence. His narrative explains the move of the company's car production from Derby to Crewe just after the war and takes the story through the successful 1950s and 1960s. He recalls the near bankruptcy of the company in the 1970s and its subsequent recovery, and finishes with a description of the company and its remarkable cars today. The recent sale of Rolls-Royce to Volkswagen is referred to in the introduction and in the last chapter.

Motor Sport

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105128596165
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Automobiles


W O Bentley

Author: Malcolm Bobbitt
Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited
ISBN: STANFORD:36105026624580
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Transportation

A full biography of the founder and inspiration behind Bentley cars, this text presents insight into the conception and design of some of the most famous sporting cars in automobile history.

The Autocar

Author: Henry Sturmey
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015023086088
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Automobiles


The Flying Lady

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ISBN: UOM:39015021302719
Release Date: 1965
Genre: Rolls-Royce automobile


Director

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ISBN: UCLA:L0050974047
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Great Britain


The New encyclopedia of motorcars 1885 to the present

Author: G. N. Georgano
Publisher: E P Dutton
ISBN: UOM:39015018282684
Release Date: 1982-10-21
Genre: Transportation

More than two thousand black-and-white and full-color illustrations enhance an authoritative reference that lists virtually every make of passenger automobile offered for sale between 1885 and 1982