Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit & Silver Spur Bentley: Mulsanne, Eight, Continental, Turbo R, Brooklands & Azure: Updated & enlarged Second Edition

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, 2005 - Transportation - 208 pages
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The book covers the R-R Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Silver Spirit II, Silver Spur II, Silver Spirit III, Silver Spur III and the Bentley Mulsanne, Mulsanne Turbo, Eight, Turbo R, Mulsanne S, Continental R, Brooklands, Azure & Continental T. This title, combined with three other Veloce books, completes the definitive history of both Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the postwar period.

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I have a 30 year old bentley eight 109000 miles It drives like a new car it does 15 mpg( imp) on petrol
It was bought from Hanwells of London .It was presented as a bentley should be,in perfect
condition ,fully serviced .I have driven it from sept 14 to now (april15) I have covered 9000 is a pleasure to drive and gets a lot of attention in Ireland as there are not a lot of old rolls or bentleys here.If you want a fun car buy a bentley .I have my car on LPG and I get equivelant of 22/24 mpg. I also have a 4 year old e200 cdi whichi I bought new (depreciating @ 5000€ a year) but I prefer driving my Bentley 8 I use it every day & do 300 miles a week in it .
Google driving a 84 bentley 8 daily 09697 and see the details of the car.They are not that expensive to run as a regular mechanic can look after them they are old tec and easy.Plugs,filters,oil, all standard
Parts are not expensive if got on the web.Buy one from a dealer with a good history and all stamps on the book & you will be good for years ( give Hanwells a call) I even got 6 months warranty on parts.
I am sorry I did not buy one 10 years ago,NO depreciation
Cheap classic Insurance Cheap classic road tax ( in Ireland ) if I do decide to buy another one it will be from Hanwells.
The car looks & drives like a new car the leather looks new .the wood is re done.
Kevin Deasy


Ending of an era
The Bentley revival 122 Contents
Living with a Silver Spirit

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Malcolm Bobbitt is a freelance writer who mainly chooses to write about automotive subjects. With several books to his credit he also contributes to a number of magazines. An avid motoring enthusiast, Malcolm owns two classic British-built Citroens, a Traction Avant and an early DS, as well as a Fiat 500c Topolino. Living in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District, the author's other interests include walking, travel, industrial and transport archaeology, classical music, fine wines and collecting motoring books.

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