Bentley Motors LTD was founded in 1919 by Walter Owen Bentley, known as “W.O.”
Shortly after WW1, W.O. revived his motor car interests and, in London, began the development of a racing engine – the “Experimental Bentley #1”. “I wanted to make a fast car, a good car, the best in its class,” said Bentley.
Through the 1920s, the Bentleys dominated as race cars. They won races and set numerous speed records. Yet despite its racing record and public acclaim, Bentley Motors LTD was beset by financial difficulty. By 1931, closure was imminent. Rolls Royce stepped in to save the Bentley name, and a new era began.
The Bentley and Rolls companies have created cars that became a legend. Rolls Royce has built Bentley cars by hand since 1933. They both incorporate the same high standards of design and construction, yet both have a distinctly different heritage. They each remain prized possessions at the end of the 20th century.
These cars are viewed as the ultimate of cars for dedicated members of the sporting fraternity.
One is never an owner of a Bentley, rather a temporary caretaker or custodian of a piece of artwork in motion.
In April of 1955, the new Rolls Royce Silver Cloud appeared. The Rolls chief designer tailored the attractive body so perfectly and well-balanced that the car’s enormous size wasn’t apparent at first glance.
What we have available for you is a 1957 version of the same Silver Cloud model.