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Bentley (since 1965): books - history and technology

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Bentley - Since 1965

This book tells the story of the revival of the Bentley marque and the technical developments that shaped the company's latter-day history. To illustrate the fall and rise of Bentley, it goes right back to the origins of the 1960s T series cars through to the current Continental.
The modern Bentley has become a huge success story without losing any of its exclusivity.

Covered are all significant Bentley models from 1965 onwards, including significant engine and chassis developments. Includes technical details and specification sheets as well as original material on special editions and one-off Bentley models.

Author:James Taylor
Specs:192 pages, 26.5 x 22.5 x 1.9 cm / 10.4 x 8.9 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:270 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2012)
Book: Bentley - Since 1965

Bentley - Since 1965

Language: English

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Inside the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Styling Department 1971 to 2001

From a small design team working on the Silver Spirit/Mulsanne, to becoming Chief Stylist, Graham Hull peels back the curtain on an idiosyncratic institution during his time at Crewe. Throwing light on a factory motivated as much by pride as the bottom-line, all of the projects - whether production, special commission, or aborted designs - are covered, and the often unique styling process is explored.
This process was a key element in the resurgence of the dormant Bentley marque, that, with its fortunes on the rise, became the star of the Geneva Motor Show, attracting commissions from wealthy enthusiasts for totally bespoke vehicles.

Founding fathers Royce and Rolls melded engineering with marketing, but as marketing took over, this union fractured. The drama of how this British institution was divided between BMW and VW, and how aesthetic design, never cherished by British management, was increasingly recognised, is fundamental to the story.
The bewildering number of projects during the 1990s is a genuine eye-opener and a phenomena that demanded unique people, skills, and facilities.

Author:Graham Hull
Specs:176 pages, 26 x 21.5 x 1.9 cm / 10.25 x 8.5 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:100 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2019)
Book: Inside the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Styling Department 1971 to 2001

Inside the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Styling Department 1971 to 2001

Language: English

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Rolls-Royce and Bentley In the 80s and 90s

This book is dedicated exclusively to the last motorcars designed and engineered entirely at Crewe. From the design and styling of the 1981 Silver Spur to the final Continental R produced in 2003, this book covers every model and goes into detail about every imaginable option across 240 pages.

Special attention is given to rarely seen features, unusual options, and the long wheelbase and limousine variants. In addition, there is a detailed evaluation checklist of things to look at when considering one for purchase.
Enthusiasts shopping for a car cannot be without this resource. This book also delves into all of the information that is known about the secretive collection of coachbuilt Rolls-Royce motorcars and Bentleys commissioned by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and his brother, Prince Jeffri.

Author:Richard Vaughan
Specs:240 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:colour photographs
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2020)
Book: Rolls-Royce and Bentley In the 80s and 90s

Rolls-Royce and Bentley In the 80s and 90s

Language: English

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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series (1965-1995) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Rolls-Royces and Bentleys are among the most prestigious cars in the world and, as such, attract a highly discerning clientele. The Silver Shadow, along with its rarer sibling the Bentley T, were the first Rolls-Royce designed models to feature modern construction methods, albeit the cars were built to the highest of standards by craftsmen in accordance with the firms' long standing traditions. It is no wonder these cars are revered internationally by marque enthusiasts for their initial build quality, comfort and effortless performance.

The Essential Buyer's Guide to the Silver Shadow and Bentley T is, in effect, having expert advice pocket size! Intended for marque owners and novice enthusiasts alike, Malcolm Bobbitt's practical and easy to follow book will allow the potential purchaser of one of these prestige cars to confidently and quickly assess a vehicle as to its true condition.

Models covered:
- 3.1 Silver Shadow
- Bentley T
- Silver Shadow & Bentley T Two-Door saloons
- Silver Shadow Long wheelbase cars
- Corniche
- Camargue
- Silver Shadow II and Bentley T2.

Author:Malcolm Bobbitt
Specs:64 pages, 24 x 16 x 1.1 cm / 9 x 6.3 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:116 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2018)
Series:The Essential Buyer's Guide
Book: Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series (1965-1995) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series (1965-1995)

Language: English

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Rolls-Royce & Bentley (1990-2002) (Soft Cover) - Brooklands Portfolio

Very handsomely Brooklands Portfolio book about the Bentley and Rolls-Royce models from the years 1990-2002. Describes the Bentley Turbo R, Brooklands, Continental R, T, SC, Azure, Arnage R, T & Red Label, Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Flying Spur, Silver Dawn, Silver Seraph and Corniche.

  • The 46 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:320 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.9 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.75 in, paperback
Illustrations:600 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2003)
Series:Portfolio
Book: Rolls-Royce & Bentley (1990-2002) (Soft Cover) - Brooklands Portfolio

Rolls-Royce & Bentley (1990-2002) (Soft Cover)

Language: English

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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow / Bentley T-Series, Camargue & Corniche

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series were a revolutionary step forward when launched in 1965. This book tells the full story, and gives details of models, history, and design of these classic British cars, including related coach-built cars, the Silver Wraith ll, Corniche & Camargue. Malcolm Bobbitt also uses his extensive motoring experience to provide valuable advice for buyers, owners and restorers.

This new Fourth Edition has been fully revised, and contains much new and updated information as well as several new pictures.

Author:Malcolm Bobbitt
Specs:216 pages, 25 x 20.5 x 2 cm / 9.8 x 8.1 x 0.79 in, paperback
Illustrations:207 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2017)
Book: Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow / Bentley T-Series, Camargue & Corniche

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow / Bentley T-Series, Camargue & Corniche

Language: English

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Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit & Silver Spur / Bentley Mulsanne, Eight, Continental, Turbo R, Brooklands & Azure

Introduced in 1980, the Silver Spirit and Bentley Mulsanne are the most successful post-war Rolls-Royces, and their longevity means ownership of these fine cars is as practical as it is pleasurable.

This complete history examines the cars' design and development, along with a full technical appraisal and helpful ownership information.

Pages of the book RR Silver Spirit, Silver Spur / Bentley Mulsanne, 8 (1)

Features:
- A beautiful book
- The full, definitive history of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit now in its, enlarged, second edition
- Includes the complete story of the Bentley Mulsanne Ancestry
- Design and development
- Evolution
- Revival of the sporting Bentley
- Ownership of the best car in the world - what's involved
- Helpful hints on maintenance
- Full facts and figures

Pages of the book RR Silver Spirit, Silver Spur / Bentley Mulsanne, 8 (2)

Author:Malcolm Bobbitt
Specs:208 pages, 25 x 20.5 x 2.1 cm / 9.8 x 8.1 x 0.83 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2017)
Book: Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit & Silver Spur / Bentley Mulsanne, Eight, Continental, Turbo R, Brooklands & Azure

Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit & Silver Spur / Bentley Mulsanne, Eight, Continental, Turbo R, Brooklands & Azure

Language: English

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The Complete Guide to the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and Bentley Arnage

This is the only book exclusively dedicated to the last motorcars to be designed at Crewe before Rolls-Royce and Bentley were sold to new owners. From design and styling of the Silver Seraph to the Arnage Final Series of 2009, this book covers every model and goes into detail about every imaginable option, with 270 color pictures.
Special attention is given to rarely seen features, unusual options, and the long wheelbase variants, including the Bentley State Limousine. In addition, there is a useful checklist of things to look at when evaluating one for purchase.

Author:Richard Vaughan
Specs:174 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:270 colour photographs
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2016)
Book: The Complete Guide to the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and Bentley Arnage

The Complete Guide to the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and Bentley Arnage

Language: English

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Azure, Brooklands, Seraph and Arnage

This is the only book exclusively dedicated to the last Crewe-built motorcars that were based on a platform developed before Bentley was sold to Volkswagen.
From design and styling of the Silver Seraph to the Arnage Final Series of 2009 plus the Brooklands, Azure, and Azure T, this book covers every model and goes into detail about every imaginable option, with 365 color pictures on 198 pages.

Special attention is given to rarely seen features, unusual options, and the long wheelbase variants, including the Rolls-Royce Park Ward, Arnage RL, Arnage 728, Arnage Limousine by Mulliner, Arnage High Roof, and the Bentley State Limousine. In addition, there is a useful checklist of things to look at when evaluating one for purchase.

Author:Richard Vaughan
Specs:198 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:365 colour photographs
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2017)
Book: Azure, Brooklands, Seraph and Arnage

Azure, Brooklands, Seraph and Arnage

Language: English

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Rolls-Royce and Bentley Coachbuilt Specials in the Modern Era

This book shines a light on every modern (1966 to 2017) modified and coachbuilt Rolls-Royce and Bentley. The goal is to create a record of their existence for future enthusiasts. The book contains over 800 color pictures spread across 359 pages.

Many of the pictures have never been published anywhere, including some astounding pictures of the cars made only for the Brunei royal family. In addition, there are fantastic and highly detailed pictures of the amazing Niko-Michael Camargue retractable hardtop convertible, and numerous Hooper cars based on the Silver Spirit and Turbo R.
No other book has so many amazing pictures of the modern coachbuilt Rolls-Royce motorcars and Bentleys by Jankel, Frua, Hooper, Zagato, Touring, Panelcraft and others. It is a must-read for all Rolls-Royce and Bentley enthusiasts.

Author:Richard Vaughan
Specs:359 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:800+ colour photographs
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2017)
Book: Rolls-Royce and Bentley Coachbuilt Specials in the Modern Era

Rolls-Royce and Bentley Coachbuilt Specials in the Modern Era

Language: English

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Related titles:

Handbook for Bentley, Mk. VI

Handbook for Bentley Mk. VI - with instructions for running and maintenance

Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd

English | hardback | 124 p. | 2009

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