Rolls Royce & Bentley, 1955…


We stumbled across these very lovely images from the Rolls/Bentley brochure recently and were taken aback by the range of truly beautiful cars that were being produced in England at the time.

These wonderful cars were of course heading up the high-end. But there was at each echelon of British motoring a choice selection of vehicles with real panache.

From Aston’s DB 3 right down to the MGA – taking in Bristol’s sports cars and of course Jaguar’s XK series on the way – the English motorist, as long as he had a bit of cash at his disposal, was spoilt for choice.

For us we would have gone for the Bentley Continental Park Ward coupé convertible (above) – preferably in patriotic racing green with, perhaps, a deep chocolate brown hood and leather to match.

Perfect for both intercontinental dash to the Riviera as well as negotiating the elegant streets of Mayfair and Belgravia.


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