The Great Model Series

The Spirit of the Age – The Definitive History of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Bentley Mulsanne, Turbo R and Derivates

by Davide Bassoli. 


This book will cover the development of the SZ cars introduced in October 1980 with the Silver Spirit, Silver Spur and Mulsanne. These series evolved over the years into the Rolls-Royce Touring Limousine, the Flying Spur, the Silver Dawn, the Park Ward limousine and the Bentley Mulsanne Turbo, the Turbo R, the Eight, the Brooklands. A detailed analysis of every coachbuilt version or special edition will be included, completed with hundreds of photographs previously unpublished. To be published in June 2020.


 

 


 

The Early Days Series

The Early Days of the V-8

by Davide Bassoli. 


The book will cover the launch of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, the Bentley S 2 and Continental. These models introduced the legendary V-8 engine, which was produced in Crewe for over fifty years. A detailed technical analysis of the new engine, as well a study of its impact on the American market will be included. A specific section will be de dedicated to the coachbuilt versions. A detailed list of every car built comprising delivery date, first owner, registration number, colour and interior details will complete the book. In preparation.


 

 


 

The Early Days Series

The Early Days of Twin Headlamps

by Davide Bassoli. 


The book will cover the launch of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, the Bentley S 3 and Continental. The twin headlamps have been the styling details that identified Rolls-Royce and Bentley models for over thirty years. The book will describe the positive impact of this styling innovation in the sales. A specific section will be de dedicated to the coachbuilt versions. A detailed list of every car built comprising delivery date, first owner, registration number, colour and interior details will complete the book. In preparation.


 

 


The Great Model Series

On Top of Aston Hill – The Definitive History of the Aston Martin DB4, DB5, DB6 and Lagonda Rapide Models

by Massimo Meli and Davide Bassoli. 


The book will cover the development of the most iconic Aston Martin models built, the DB4, the DB5 and the DB6. It will be described the Italian connection with famous coachbuilders, as well as the key role of Sir David Brown in those unforgettable years. A comprehensive register of all the models made, with details of every original colour finishing and extras specified will be included. In preparation.