Author: Diane Brandon

In Memoriam: Ted Reich

Ted Reich, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013. He was 84.   Originally from Shaker Heights, OH, he came to Oregon to attend Reed College, class of 1951. After marrying, Ted and his wife, Gloria, lived in a small cottage […]

1930 Bentley 8 Litre Mayfair Coupe

To find a vintage Bentley with its original engine and original body is rare indeed-and it’s the second-to-last built   Introduced at the London Motor Show in 1930, the Bentley 8-liter made an immediate impact. While the engine was an extension of the successful 6.5-liter engine that powered Bentleys to […]

1925 Rolls-Royce WWI Armored Car Replica

Bonhams exhibited British understatement when it said, “Prospective buyers are advised not to rely heavily on the front brakes, which are not connected” Once described by Lawrence of Arabia as “above rubies in the desert,” Rolls-Royce’s WWI armored cars proved to be astonishingly durable. But a mandate from the British […]

1929 Bentley Speed Six Cadogan 4-Seater

{vsig}2006-11_1966{/vsig} At the end of World War I, Walter Owen Bentley gathered a small group of dedicated and skilled artisans to create Bentley Motors. The first Bentleys appeared in 1919, a group of three experimental 3-liter cars. In the following decade, the 3-liter gave way to the 4 1/2-liter, the […]

1947 Bentley Mk VI Franay Drophead Coupe

It bears no resemblance to a standard steel Mark VI, and may be the most valuable Bentley in existence This elegant 1947 Bentley Mk VI Franay Drophead Coupe, with its outrageous coachwork and curlicue trim, really belongs with Figoni et Falaschi and Saoutchik offerings at Sunday afternoon shows in the […]