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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can you send me brochures? Prices of new cars?
  2. What is the value of my car?
  3. What does the Number #1234 mean?
  4. Production figures
  5. Hooper Bodies
  6. Is the "Silver Lady" really made of silver?
  7. Scale Models

? Can you please send me brochures of the new cars? What are the current models' prices?

AnswerA: This is not the official website of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars / Bentley Motors! Rossfeldt-Archives are privately owned und run. Please contact:

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited,
The Drive, Westhampnett, Chichester,
West Sussex PO 18 0SH,
England
www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

Bentley Motors Limited,
Pym's Lane, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 3PL, England
www.bentleymotors.com

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 specific car?

Answer 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 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.
  • Rolls-Royce Owners Club of Australia

? What does the number #12345 in the photos' captions mean?

Answer 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 variation?

Answer 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 party trick?


? I own a car with a Hooper body. Where can I find additional information?
 

Answer 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 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 available)
  • A tremendous amount of material (documents, photos, specifications etc.) are in the custody of the Science Museum, Road Transport Collection, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, England
  • 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.

? Is the "Silver Lady" really made of silver?

Answer No, but there is a gold plated version available.


? Where can I buy scale models of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars? Do you have information what models are available on the market?

Answer 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.


 


 

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