Rolls-Royce and Bentley
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can you send me brochures? Prices of new cars?
What is the value of my car?
What does the Number #1234 mean?
Is the "Silver Lady" really made of silver?
Can you please send me brochures of the
new cars? What are the current models' prices?
A: This is not the official website of
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars / Bentley Motors! Rossfeldt-Archives are privately owned und run.
Motor Cars Limited,
The Drive, Westhampnett, Chichester,
West Sussex PO 18 0SH, England
Pym's Lane, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 3PL, England
or your next authorized dealer.
I own an xxx from 19xx. Can you please
tell me the value of my car? I want to buy an xxx; what should be invested for that
The value of a car not only depends to
certain degree on condition and maintenance, but to changes in the market too. You should
contact one of the Clubs and even prior to purchasing
Rolls-Royce or Bentley motor car you might benefit from having decided to join one of the
clubs. As a matter of courtesy you'll find a few addresses listed below. Rolls-Royce Owners Club of
- Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club, The Hunt House, High Street, Paulerspury,
Northamptonshire NN12 7NA, England
- Rolls-Royce Owners' Club of America, 191 Hempt Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 U.S.A.
What does the number #12345 in the
photos' captions mean?
This is the chassis number which uniquely
identifies each car.
Over the last years, I discovered that
the production figures given for RR- and Bentley motor cars vary from source to source.
There are several discrepancies when you compare the figures in company publications with
those in books and reports about RR. Which figures are exact and why is there so much
A certain amount of variation is
inevitable because rules are not fixed. For example sometimes prototypes were included
(e.g. 18 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV, although 1 was a test vehicle and but 17 were delivered
to customers) and sometimes prototypes which were 'reduced to produce' do not appear in
the production figure. It is known too that several chassis, which had been delivered for
example as Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts later were modernised to Rolls-Royce Phantom
specification and re-numbered. This doesn't explain however differences like 832 Phantom
being stated when in fact only 516 have been made or a production figure of 710 is given
for Phantom III, despite the 'Rolls-Royce Phantom III Technical Society Directory and
Register' does list with utmost precision (chassis numbers and date of delivery stated and
a photo shown if available!) that in fact 727 of these fabulous cars have been built.
Presumably kidding as regards production figures is Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' one and only
I own a car with a Hooper body. Where can
I find additional information?
Our Hooper archives include photos, books
and documents from Hooper's carriage era through nine reigns till the closure, in December
1959. Sources for more information about Hooper:
A tremendous amount of material (documents, photos, specifications etc.) are in the
custody of the Science Museum, Road Transport Collection, South Kensington, London SW7
Surprisingly little is known about the fact that almost the majority of Hooper material
about the post-war period has become part of the Rippey-Rivers Collection of Hooper and
Co. Carriages and Custom Automobiles at Denver Public Library, Western History Department,
1357 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80203-2165, U.S.A.
- A special chapter about this coachbuilder is part of Roßfeldt's book "Rolls-Royce
and Bentley - All models from 1904..." (only copies from the English edition are
Is the "Silver Lady" really
made of silver?
No, but there is a gold plated version
Where can I buy scale models of
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars? Do you have information what models are available on the
Anyone interested in Rolls-Royce Models
should join the
Ghost Club Int. for Rolls-Royce Collectors
André Blaize, Le Hamel Yvonne,
50450 Le Mesnil Villeman, France.
The Club is the major
Source for any information on models and you will get discount prices when buying a model.