Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series

The Essential Buyer’s Guide

The essential guide to purchasing a Silver Shadow or Bentley T, which allows both novice and accustomed Rolls-Royce and Bentley enthusiasts to appraise a potential purchase with professional confidence, identifying what to look for in order to acquire the right car at the right price. With Malcolm Bobbitt’s concise and easy-to-follow guide, packed with sound advice, and backed up by specially selected illustrations, the route through checking a car’s provenance and true condition is made all the easier. Packed with the right information, this is your passport to the Rolls-Royce and Bentley community.


Rolls-Royces and Bentleys are among the most prestigious cars in the world and, as such, attract a highly discerning clientele. The Silver Shadow, along with its rarer sibling the Bentley T, were the first Rolls-Royce designed models to feature modern construction methods, albeit the cars were built to the highest of standards by craftsmen in accordance with the firms' long standing traditions. It is no wonder these cars are revered internationally by marque enthusiasts for their initial build quality, comfort and effortless performance. The Essential Buyer's Guide to the Silver Shadow and Bentley T is, in effect, having expert advice pocket size! Intended for marque owners and novice enthusiasts alike, Malcolm Bobbitt's practical and easy to follow book will allow the potential purchaser of one of these prestige cars to confidently and quickly assess a vehicle as to its true condition. The guide equips the buyer to take a professional approach when viewing a car, and to decide within fifteen minutes whether it is worth taking a longer and more detailed examination. This guide provides all the information and advice necessary to embark upon an hour-long appraisal of the car, and to judge whether it is the right vehicle at the right price. Featured in this guide are specially selected illustrations to help properly evaluate a potential purchase. Information on the Rolls-Royce and Bentley community, such as marque specialists and clubs, is given, along with all the cars' vital statistics. This book covers all models in the Silver Shadow and Bentley T range to include the highly sought after coachbuilt types. Not only will it guide buyers in making the right choice of car, the information imparted will ensure enjoyable motoring and satisfying Rolls-Royce and Bentley ownership. The book identifies all the common problem areas with 100 clear colour photographs and jargon free text.


  • Clear and concise advice from a marque expert
  • Identifies the different Silver Shadow & Bentley related models
  • Features specially selected illustrations to help properly evaluate a potential purchase
  • Prepares you for a 15 minute evaluation of a car
  • Explains values
  • Includes all the vital statistics you need to know
  • Guide to marque specialists, clubs, and more!

About the author

A member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, Malcolm Bobbitt has some 25 books to his credit, a number having appeared as foreign language editions. Malcolm is acclaimed for his work on Rolls-Royce and Bentley, particularly the definitive histories of the Silver Shadow & Bentley T and the Silver Spirit & Bentley Mulsanne, both of which have been published by Veloce, the former now in its 3rd edition. In addition to his books, Malcolm is a regular contributor to a number of journals, and has made several radio and television broadcasts.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845846-29-9 • eV number: eV4629 • Published: May 2013 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £TBC / $TBC / €TBC (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4146 • Paperback • 19.5x13.9cm • £9.99 • 64 pages • 116 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-84584-146-1 • UPC: 6-36847-04146-5. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series

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