This definitive book covers the story of the Bentley Continental versions built from 1952 to 1965. Written by Davide Bassoli, ‘Continental Journeys’ provides a complete description of the R Type Continental, S 1 Continental, S 2 Continental and S 3 Continental.


Every coachbuilt style is extensively described and completed by a selection of high quality pictures taken personally by the author. The sketch of this golden era of the Bentley Continental is completed by an historical and technical analysis. Two detailed lists provide the details of every Continental built, with specific information about original owners, colours and extras.



The features of the book include:


  • 456 pages

  • 566 pictures (155 monochrome – 411 colour)

  • Every one of the 45 coachbuilt styles is documented with previously unreleased pictures and production list

  • Historical section for each Bentley Continental series

  • A colour drawing of the R Type Continental chassis

  • A dedicated chapter about the Continental colour range with actual sample of paint and leather

  • Extensive lists of all the cars built, with information about body styles, original owners, dealers, colour paints and hides, original extras fitted

  • Dimensions 320 x 243 mm (12¾ x 9 in.)

  • ISBN 978-88-909571-5-4

  • Clothbound limited edition of 600 copies with slipcase at a cost of €. 240.00

  • The lithograph of the Bentley R Type Continental drawing (300 x 400 mm) printed in a limited number of 150 copies can be ordered at €. 60.00

  • Leatherbound limited edition of 25 copies with slipcase, inclusive of the lithography of the R Type Continental drawing at a cost of €. 480.00





Shortlisted as 'Book of the Year 2017' by the Royal Automobile Club

How to obtain a copy:


A signed copy by the Author of this book in clothbound or leatherbound may be obtained direct from the Publisher contacting the email address


Lithography of the Bentley R Type Continental


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