Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: GL 710-117
Registration Number: KRX 567H Chassis Number: KRX 567H
The Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars of the Fifties and early Sixties were the last models displaying the traditional craftsmanship for which Rolls-Royce had become world famous. Their separate chassis allowed an elegance of coachwork design, either by the Crewe factory itself or by independent coach builders; the unitary construction of body and chassis of all subsequent models all but ended such a traditional association. The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Bentley S Series, announced in April 1955, employed such a chassis, to which was mounted Standard Steel coachwork. Incorporating coil spring/wishbone front suspension with semi-elliptic rear springs and a single radius arm to locate the live rear axle, it also featured centralise