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Bentley Motors 1945-1964 (Nostalgia Road)

The winged 'B' emblem, the hallmark of Bentley Motors, is synonymous with those grand cars which in the 1920s and 30s dominated Brooklands and Le Mans. Malcolm Bobbitt recalls Bentley development in the late 1930s and early 1940s which led to the introduction in 1946 of the Mark VI, a fine car embodying the luxuries and qualities of its predecessors.

Author:Malcolm Bobbitt
Specs:52 pages, 20 x 21 x 0.6 cm / 7.9 x 8.25 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:93 b&w and 11 colour photographs
Publisher:Crecy Publishing (GB, 2005)
Series:Nostalgia Road
EAN:9781903016602
Book: Bentley Motors 1945-1964 (Nostalgia Road)

Bentley Motors 1945-1964

Language: English

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Bentley - Fifty Years of the Marque

Since it was first published in 1969, "Bentley: Fifty Years of the Marque" by Johnnie Green has been the foundation of any Bentley enthusiast's library. To meet demand, the book went through several re-printings.

However, much further information has come to light about the featured cars. Dalton Watson commissioned three leading Bentley experts to completely rewrite the captions and substantially recompile the index.The same quality of picture reproduction, printing and binding that has become the hallmark of Dalton Watson have been retained.

A new edition of a classic with completely revised captions. Hundreds of alterations have been made since the last edition was printed!

Author:Johnnie Green, Peter Hageman, Bernard L. King, Martin Bennett
Specs:321 pages, 25 x 19 x 2.6 cm / 9.8 x 7.5 x 1.02 in, hardback
Illustrations:600 illustrations
Publisher:Dalton Watson Fine Books (USA, 2002)
EAN:9781854431356
Book: Bentley - Fifty Years of the Marque

Bentley - Fifty Years of the Marque

Language: English

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Bentley - L'avenir pour défi

Alors qu'elle avait pourtant plusieurs fois sauvé la branche automobile de Rolls-Royce de la faillite, la prestigieuse marque Bentley a été volontairement délaissée par son repreneur.
Depuis sa reprise par le groupe Volkswagen, avec la présentation de cinq nouveaux modèles et une victoire aux 24 Heures du Mans (2003), la marque Bentley est définitivement sortie de l'oubli, mais aussi de l'ombre de Rolls-Royce.

L'auteur propose d'examiner cette passionnante saga automobile, technique, artistique, financière et de luttes de pouvoir, pleine de rebondissements, qui se déroule sur cinquante années, lesquelles auront vu Bentley passer de l'oubli quasi-total à la victoire, et aujourd'hui, présenter la gamme prestigieuse la plus rapide du monde mais aussi, le nouveau carrosse automobile choisi par Sa Gracieuse Majesté britannique, et livré en deux exemplaires.
L'illustration, particulièrement soignée, comprend de très nombreux documents inédits, obtenus notamment avec les soutiens de la Sir Henry Royce Memorial Fundation, bien sûr, mais aussi, ceux indéfectibles, de Bentley Motors.

Author:Dominique Franque de Luxembourg
Specs:192 pages, 31 x 23.5 cm / 12.2 x 9.25 in, hardback
Illustrations:260 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2014)
EAN:9782726897867
Book: Bentley - L'avenir pour défi

Bentley - L'avenir pour défi

Language: French

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100 Years of Bentley (reissue)

Produced in conjunction with the Bentley Drivers Club and the W.O. Bentley Memorial Foundation, "100 Years of Bentley" is a lavish celebration of one of the most recognised and revered car brands in history, 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.

Author:Andrew Noakes
Specs:240 pages, 30.5 x 25 cm / 12 x 9.8 in, hardback
Illustrations:200+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Ivy Press (USA, 2021)
EAN:9780711273795
Book: 100 Years of Bentley (reissue)

100 Years of Bentley (reissue)

Language: English

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Bentley - Luxus, Leidenschaft und Tradition seit 1919

Als eine der angesehensten Automarken der Welt feiert Bentley 2019 sein 100-jähriges Bestehen. Die Marke steht für legendäre Autos und moderne Klassiker.

Abgerundet durch die Bentleys des 21. Jahrhunderts und der Ära der Elektrifizierung, erzählt Andrew Noakes die gesamte Geschichte der Marke, die nach finanziellen Schwierigkeiten und der Rettung durch Rolls-Royce verblasste und seit 1998 unter dem Dach von Volkswagen einen erneuten Aufschwung erlebte.

Bestandteil sind die Anfänge des Gründers W.O. Bentley als Eisenbahningenieur, seine ersten Versuche französische DFP-Wagen zu modifizieren, sowie seine frühen Rennerfolge.

Pages of the book Bentley - Luxus, Leidenschaft und Tradition seit 1919 (1)

Pages of the book Bentley - Luxus, Leidenschaft und Tradition seit 1919 (2)

Author:Andrew Noakes
Specs:224 pages, 30.5 x 25 cm / 12 x 9.8 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2019)
EAN:9783613041981
Book: Bentley - Luxus, Leidenschaft und Tradition seit 1919

Bentley - Luxus, Leidenschaft und Tradition seit 1919

Language: German

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The Bentley Story

Walter Owen Bentley's huge, snarling race cars aggressively dominated motor racing for years. Revered and feared; driven in the 1920s by hard-partying young men known as the Bentley Boys, Bentleys beat all-comers, winning the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race five years out of six; made the cradle of British motor racing, Brooklands, their own and developed into the world's most admired sporting motorcars.
Bought by Rolls-Royce in 1931 after running into financial trouble, Bentley languished in semi-obscurity for half a century as Rolls-Royce focused on its own marque. Ironically, when Rolls-Royce hit financial problems in the 1990s, Bentley emerged from the wilderness, its glories revived with mighty turbo-charged luxury super cars and saved the company from going under. Bentley reclaimed its performance luxury driving identity.

This book tells the whole Betley story.

Author:Reg Abbiss
Specs:128 pages, 13.5 x 19 x 1.3 cm / 5.3 x 7.5 x 0.51 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2014)
EAN:9780750954624
Book: The Bentley Story

The Bentley Story

Language: English

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Bentley Motors - On the Road Magazines

A book which beautifully reproduces the rare promotional magazines that Bentley Motors (1931) Limited published in the late 1930s called "On the Road". There were 13 issues of the magazine and it was designed for current and prospective owners. It was heavily illustrated and features Derby Bentleys in use by current owners with fashionable backdrops.

After an immense amount of research, noted Derby specialist, Bernard King has been able to identify most of the cars. The magazine is very hard to find and very few people have complete sets. It may be noted that the comparable Rolls-Royce Bulletin of the time is rare but is available.

This Bentley book will be of great interest and value to collectors and enthusiasts, particularly when coupled with the identification of the cars and the provision of many tables and indices.

Two volumes hardbound with dust jacket and slip case. Page count: Volume I 416, Volume II 142.

Author:Bernard L. King
Specs:560 pages, 29 x 22.5 x 5 cm / 11.4 x 8.9 x 1.97 in, hardback
Illustrations:667 illustrations
Publisher:Dalton Watson Fine Books (USA, 2003)
EAN:9781854431363
Book: Bentley Motors - On the Road Magazines

Bentley Motors - On the Road Magazines

Language: English

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Last update:15-06-2024