Subtitle The Complete Story * Including Phantom V and VI, Bentley S and Continental

James Taylor
Price $36.99
Description Description The Rolls-Royce company acquired Bentley Motors in 1931 and, although models continued to be produced with the Bentley name, they increasingly used many Rolls-Royce components. By the time the Silver Cloud and Bentley S were released in 1955, they were really differently badged versions of the same design. Yet the sporting tradition of the Bentley marque was upheld with the exotic Continental models that were derived from them.

The Silver Cloud family represents a pinnacle for the Rolls-Royce company. The cars all had and still have a very special presence, and the standard saloons have an unsurpassed elegance and rightness of line. The special-bodied cars, meanwhile, are reminders of an age when the skill of the best coachbuilders was something deserving of universal admiration.

With around 190 photographs, this book features:
  • The story of the design and development of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Bentley S Type
  • A look at the production development of these cars between 1955 and 1965
  • An examination of the Bentley Continental models that were derived from Silver Cloud and S Type design
  • The history of the Phantom V and Phantom VI limousine chassis introduced in 1959 and destined to last until 1990
  • Full technical specifications, including paint and interior trim choices
  • Production figures and chassis codes
  • A chapter on buying and owning one of these wonderful classic cars.
Series AutoClassics
Format Hardcover + Jacket 192 Pages
ISBN 9781785009679
Size8.46 in x 10.23 in / 214.88 mm x 259.84 mm
Published Date April 19th, 2022
James Taylor

After graduating from Oxford and pursuing further academic studies at Reading, James Taylor spent 12 years working in central government. However, the lure of writing about cars – which he was doing in his spare time – proved too great and he decided to turn it into a career. James has now written well over 100 books in all, and among them have been several definitive one-make or one-model titles. He has written for enthusiast magazines in several countries, has translated books from foreign languages, and even delivers effective writing training in both the public and private sectors. He spent the best part of ten years as the editor of Land Rover Enthusiast magazine and has always counted the products of the old Rover Company and of Land Rover as his favourite subject. He also co-organised the “15 Years of Rover V8” event at Donington in 1982.


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