The book ‘Street Muses of London’ covers a pictorial collection of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars parked in the streets of the British capital from 1955 to 1989. The author is Davide Bassoli, and is the result of more than 10 years of research to identify every car pictured.

The book is conceived as a photographic album. Indeed, it covers the photographic collection taken by Mr Crump, a man who captured his favourite cars with his camera while walking in the streets of the British capital. In this motoring journey 34 years long through the streets of London, the socio-cultural changes of the capital during these turbulent years, are also described. So London with its location, its places of distinction, its people, its trends, its charisma becomes the star of this book, together with and through the cars. 

The book comprises 957 photographs, previously unpublished in any book or magazine. It covers the complete Rolls-Royce and Bentley range, from Silver Ghosts, via Derby and Crewe-built Phantoms, Derby Bentleys, Mark VIs and Silver Dawns, Silver Wraiths, Bentley R and S Continentals, Silver Clouds and Silver Shadows, to the Silver Spirit and Mulsanne range.

The features of the book include:

  • 324 pages
  • 957 monochrome and colour photographs
  • 610 Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars pictured
  • Interesting anecdotes for most of the cars pictured 
  • Every car is identified by chassis number and the location where they were parked
  • Together with the cars, over three decades of London’s socio-cultural changes are described
  • The map of London with Mr Crump’s Route 
  • A comprehensive spread sheet indicating the page number where these cars are pictured
  • Dimensions 312 x 312 mm (12¾ x 12¾ in.)
  • Limited edition of 800 copies with slipcase, ISBN 978-88-909571-5-4 

How to obtain a copy:

A copy of this book may be obtained direct from the Publisher at €. 150.00 plus P&P contacting the email address 

Cost for p&p for delivery by DHL express courier (in 24/48h) are as follows:
Europe €. 30.00

Great Britain and USA €. 35.00

Rest of the world €. 50.00