Bentley's History in Le Mans
A late May day in 1923 and a 3-litre Bentley leaves London for the coast. On board are two drivers, one mechanic and a few spares. Spool 79 years and one fortnight to an early June day. As you read this another Bentley is on its way to exactly the same place: Le Mans.
Bentley : Rolls-Royce Cars (Historical)
ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SERAPH
Some £250 million ($400m) of investment has contributed to the achievement of the Silver Seraph, the most technically advanced and refined machine ever made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The elegant interior, now with increased space and improved comfort, also features smoothly rounded lines and demonstrates extraordinary craftsmanship in its fine, sculpted veneers, hand-finished furnishings and upholstery made from the finest hides.
The first week of a new century and a new millennium is an auspicious time for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to have announced its latest, all-new convertible - the Corniche. It is a gloriously stylish, effortlessly capable machine, every inch a hand-built Rolls-Royce.
The Corniche is built only to order, each motor car individually commissioned to match precisely the personal needs and tastes of its owner. Each is so personally distinctive that it might fairly be described as a limited edition of one. The illustrious name of Rolls-Royce is destined in 2003 to separate from the now Volkswagen-owned Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars and to become part of BMW.
It could be that for collectors and aficionados of the truly hand-built,
Crewe-built Rolls-Royce motor car, this one might prove to be quite
literally its ultimate expression.
ROLLS-ROYCE PARK WARD
The long tradition of Park Ward motor cars continues today with the introduction of the Rolls-Royce Park Ward, an all new touring saloon based on the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph.
It is the ultimate contemporary expression of Rolls-Royce coachbuilding and personal commissioning. Meticulous attention has been devoted to preserving the flow and sweep of the body style line, first seen at the unveiling of the Silver Seraph.
While it is predominantly the rear half of the body shell that has been extended, the effect has been superbly balanced by an extension of both the front and rear doors. The increased wheelbase offers much improved leg room and cabin space and affords more elegant access to and egress from the motor car both front and rear.
Photos: Rolls Royce/ Automotive Intelligence