The Early Days

The book covers the genesis of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Bentley S Series including the Continental versions, describing those moments of contagious euphoria during the launch and first months deliveries. Accompanied by a selection of previously unreleased period photographs, the book describes the impact of the new models into the motoring world, highlighting the key factors that make these cars an icon of their generation. 


The most salient features 

  • Report of the 1955 launch in Bray and Crewe
  • Report of first deliveries and customers
  • Analysis of 1955 coachbuilder’s offer for Silver Cloud and S Series chassis
  • Report of first road tests
  • Analysis of 1955 London Motor Show, reporting all the cars displayed in the stands
  • Standard Colour Range table analysis
  • Market analysis tables
  • Folding slipcase with envelopes containing the book and the bonus
  • The four bonuses are the reproduction of period material, comprising the original 1955 Press Release, the H. J. Mulliner Drawing 7400, the Dashboard’s Control Card and the 1955 Motor Show Luncheon’s Menu
  • 100 pages
  • 126 pictures (105 monochrome – 21 colour)
  • 8 drawings, 7 tables
  • Dimensions 320 x 243 mm (12¾ x 9 in.)
  • ISBN: 978-88-909571-2-3
1st prize of the Mercedes-Benz Award for the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy of the Guild of Motoring Writers

How to obtain a copy

A signed copy by the Author of this book may be obtained directly from the Publisher at €125.00 plus P&P contacting the email address 


Cost for p&p for delivery by DHL express courier (in 24/48h) are as follows:

Europe €. 20.00

Great Britain and USA €. 25.00

Rest of the world €. 30.00