Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Bentley T-Series

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Bentley T-Series

by Malcolm Bobbitt


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Launched in 1965, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Bentley T-Series 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 would remain 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.

Here is the full story of the R-R Silver Shadow and Bentley T, associated models the Silver Wraith II, Corniche and Camargue and related coachbuilt cars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781901295849
Publisher: Veloce Publishing PLC
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.59(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

THE BEST CAR IN THE WORLD: Design and development of the cars which would replace the R-R Silver Cloud and Bentley S

WITHOUT ANY SHADOW OF DOUBT: The launch of the cars at the Paris Motor Show and details of how the new models were built

WHISPERING POWER: Development and evolution until the end of production

COACHBUILT MODELS & VARIANTS: Coachbuilt coupes, convertibles and one-offs: the Corniche and Camargue

LIVING WITH A SILVER SHADOW OR BENTLEY T: How to buy a good example, advice on maintenance and common problems, improvements, the cost of parts

APPENDICES: Including production figures, home & export sales, specifications, chassis number details, concise chronology, clubs and specialists


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