THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE

THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT, SILVER SPUR, BENTLEY MULSANNE, TURBO R, AND DERIVATES


This definitive book covers the story of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley four-door saloons built from 1980 to 1998, also known as SZ series. Written by Davide Bassoli following five years of research,... Read more
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This definitive book covers the story of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley four-door saloons built from 1980 to 1998, also known as SZ series.

Written by Davide Bassoli following five years of research, The Spirit of the Age provides a complete description of the four series of the Silver Spirit and Silver Spur, with reported all the modifications. 

Also covered in this book are the Mulsanne, the Mulsanne Turbo, the Turbo R, the Eight, the Mulsanne S, the Touring Limousine, the Brooklands, the Flying Spur, the Turbo S, the Silver Dawn, the Silver Spur with division, the Park Ward, and the final editions.

The book describes the absolute quality pursued during the building in Crewe of these cars, which was the basis of the success of the SZ series, and includes specific chapters about the turbocharged Bentley versions, the special editions, and the Hooper and Jankel conversions.

Clothbound limited edition of 500 copies with slipcase.

Main features of the book:

  • 262 pages
  • 360 colour pictures, many of them previously unreleased  
  • 24 drawings, 19 tables
  • A colour folding cut-away of the Silver Spirit
  • Historical section for each SZ series
  • A dedicated chapter about the SZ series colour range with reproduced 51 paint samples and 40 leather and cloth samples
  • A chapter about the bespoke extras
  • A chapter about the special editions
  • A chapter about the Hooper and Jankel conversions
  • A market analysis of the SZ series

Product specification

Binding
Hardback with slipcase
Pages
262
ISBN / EAN
9788894456714
Languages
English
Publication date
06/2021
Colour illustrations
360
Dimensions
25 x 32 x 3 cm

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