For over a century, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been pushing boundaries in the pursuit of perfection. Henry Royce's original vision to turn out “the best motor car in the world regardless of cost” has remained the driving force behind Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, from the seminal 1907 “Silver Ghost” to the present, cutting-edge range.
Bentley Motors was founded in 1919 by W.O. Bentley, who aimed ‘to build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”. From modest beginnings, the company went from strength to strength in the relentless pursuit of luxury and performance. Almost 100 years later, W.O.'s vision continues to guide the company's beliefs, actions and ambitions in crafting the world's most desirable high performance grand tourers.
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1911
Having won the title "The Best Car in the World" The London-to-Edinburgh Silver Ghost was a lightweight, high performance car which carried out the famous Top Gear run from London to Edinburgh.
Rolls-Royce Phantom 11 Continental 1932
by Gurney Nutting
The ultimate high speed, luxury touring Rolls-Royce with elegant and stylish coachwork. This model has since become a highly cherished collectors item.
Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn 1954
Drophead Coupe by Park Ward
Along with the Silver Wraith, the Silver Dawn was the first Rolls-Royce to be built at Crewe. This particular example is a rare and elegant Drophead Coupé.
Rolls-Royce Phantom V 1967
Sedanca de Ville Touring Limousine
The James Young Phantom V Limousines were the ultimate examples of coach building craftsmanship, unsurpassed to present day. The Sedanca de Ville version being considered the finest of all.
Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged 1929
by Vanden Plas
The Vintage Bentley was every schoolboys dream. Due to their high performance and reliability these “not so silent sports cars” won numerous events and competitions, the most notable being their huge successes at Le Mans. They have now become legendary in Bentley history.
Bentley 4¼ Litre 1937 Open Tourer
by Vanden Plas
The first Bentleys produced after the takeover by Rolls-Royce were built at Derby between 1933 and 1939. Derby Bentley's offered fast and effortless motoring with extreme comfort and silence. Hence the model became known as ‘The Silent Sports Car’.
Bentley R-Type Continental 1953
by H J Mulliner
Launched in 1953, the R-Type Continental was the fastest luxury car in the world with a top speed of 120mph. Most were built with lightweight two door coupé coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, known as the ‘Fastback’. Just 207 examples were built and are considered highly desirable by collectors around the world.
Bentley S1 Continental 1958 Drophead Coupe
by Park Ward
The next great design to follow the R-Type Continental. The Bentley SI Continental retained a 6 cylinder engine and this particular model is considered by many to be the ultimate post war Drophead Bentley.
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