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Bentley MkVI: Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, Dawn and Cloud, Bentley R and S-series by Martyn Nutland (Hardback, 2007)

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The Bentley MkVI, introduced in 1946, fairly bristled with new ideas and marked a bold change of direction for a company as conservative as Rolls-Royce, owner of the Bentley marque. The most radical departure from pre-war practice was the fact that the MkVI could be bought with a standard body. Other major new features were the engine, cruciform chassis and hydraulically operated front brakes. However, ne of this indicates the true historical importance of the MkVI or why the model is at the heart of this book-quite simply the MkVI's design was the well-spring from which all the mainstream Rolls-Royce and Bentley models flowed until the advent of the Silver Shadow and Bentley T-Series in 1965. Here is the complete story of the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, Silver Dawn and Silver Cloud and the Bentley MkVI, R-Type and S-Type. Covering concept, design and development, production, promotion, publicity and the coachbuilt cars. There is also helpful practical advice on buying and running these cars today, together with appendices of chassis number sequences and dates, build numbers and modifications and development by chassis number. Illustrated with over 160 black and white and color photos, this book is a must have for anyone interested in automotive history.

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Author(s)Martyn Nutland
PublisherVeloce Publishing Ltd
Date of Publication02/08/2007
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardback
ISBN-101845840682
ISBN-139781845840686
SubjectRoad & Motor Vehicles: General Interest

Publication Data
Place of PublicationDorset
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintVeloce Publishing Ltd
Content NoteIllustrations (chiefly col.)

Dimensions
Weight925 g
Width207 mm
Height250 mm
Spine21 mm

Editorial Details
Format DetailsWith dust jacket
Edition StatementRevised edition

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Author BiographyMartyn Nutland is a trained journalist who has been covering historic motoring subjects for 43 years. He has won awards for his writing on cars and is a former editor of the Bentley Drivers Club Review. He has owned and driven extensively the cars that are the subject of this book, and has wide experience of other classics from the same era. Martyn moved to France in 1997 and divides his time between Paris and the Somme, where he builds Austin Sevens from boxes of bits, and gardens organically.

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