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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow #2# Bentley T-Series, Camargue & Corniche

ISBN-10: 1787111377

ISBN-13: 9781787111370

 

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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow #2# Bentley T-Series, Camargue & Corniche

by Malcolm Bobbitt

Launched in Paris in 1965, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Bentley T marked a revolutionary step forward for their manufacturer, Rolls-Royce. The new cars were the first from R-R to feature monocoque (chassisless) construction, independent suspension and four wheel disc brakes. Both cars shared the same general specification and design, and both remained in production until 1980.

Today, the surviving cars - and that's probably the majority - are acknowledged classics which can be bought for the same price as a modest new family car. Ownership is a surprisingly practical proposition because a truly good example will offer not only reliable and stylish transportation, but also the real prospect of future appreciation.

This book, in enlarged and revised fourth edition form, is the full and fascinating story of the R-R Silver Shadow and Bentley T, associated models with the Silver Wraith II, Corniche and Camargue, and related coachbuilt cars.

Contents:

  • The best car in the world
    The postwar period
    Standard steel bodies
    A Shadow on the drawing board
    Experiments begin
    The Burma project
    An odd coalition
    Final developments & the SY project
  • Without a Shadow of doubt
    First reactions
    The monocoque
    Hydraulic system
    Engine & transmission
    Craftsmanship & excellence
    Luxury & elegance
    Performance - how it compared
  • Whispering power
    The 70s - a decade of engineering changes
    Silver Shadow chronology
    Black Thursday
    Silver Shadow II & Bentley T2
  • Coachbuilt models and variants
    Long wheelbase saloons
    Conversions
    Two-door saloons
    Mulliner, Park Ward (MPW) cars
    The Corniche
    Pininfarina & the Camargue
    Collaboration & divergence
    Bentley & Rolls-Royce today
  • Living with a Silver Shadow or Bentley T-Series
    Buying advice
    A Shadow in the garage
    Crewe Genuine Parts
    Behind the wheel
  • Appendix 1 Production figures
  • Appendix 2 Clubs, specialists and bibliography

Buch, Softcover, 20,5 x 25 cm, 216 Seiten, 207 teils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text