We really enjoy watching the original British Top Gear on BBC. There was travel special a year or so ago where the 3 hosts (Clarkson, Hammond and May) could choose a car to take across India all the way to the Himalayas. There was a strict budget mind you. Richard Hammond selected a Rolls-Royce like today’s find. Jeremy Clarkson scoffed at the choice and offered this: “If a Rolls-Royce broke down in the factory, they wouldn’t know how to fix it”. Well the Rolls performed brilliantly and the A/C would have worked to the end except Clarkson and May were jealous and disabled it during the night. This isn’t an acquisition to undertake without careful thought and inspection. These are very expensive cars to maintain. Read More
Nothing says that you have good taste like an understated Rolls-Royce Coupe. These are hand-built cars typically custom ordered by the original owner. Today’s featured Coupe is the predecessor to the Corniche Coupe and Convertible. It is a beautiful car that carries its 4,700 pound weight well. The craftmanship is evident throughout and like any Rolls, the interior is special. The Coupe has seating for 4 and all 4 are surrounded by elegant wood, leather, lambswool, classic gauges, knobs and a smattering of chrome. The seats are fully adjustable all around and appear to be in decent, original condition. Read More
It was a busy weekend for us car people up in the Northeast. There was the 23rd Annual British Invasion in beautiful Stowe, Vermont and the Fairfield Concours Nutmeg Tour. We elected to go the Nutmeg Tour since we didn’t have a British car. But our Mint friend and frequent contributor, Michael M., covered the action in Stowe. Michael has an amazing eye for a good car and although he didn’t drive any of these, he thought they were solid enough to warrant further exploration.
The Seller is asking $15,000 for this solid 2 owner ’53 MG TD. Phil can be reached at (802) 496-2199 or (617) 435-9493 (cell phone). The TD has a new Stainless Steel exhaust, rebuilt gearbox and 60,000 original miles.
Michael says this Silver Cloud has laser straight body and fabulous paint. We don’t know too much else so why not give the owner a call. Bob’s cell number is (413) 244-9993.
We love good, solid Land Rovers. Michael knows that because he loves them too. He spotted this ’73 Land Rover on the street in Stowe,VT. It is a Series 3, 109 Pickup and that’s a pretty rare bird. The seller is asking $10,500 and can be reached by calling (802) 229- 8130 (cell)
We usually shy away from a contemporary Rolls-Royce but this one leaped off the page. It is also a Corniche and although all R-Rs are special, the Corniche is extra super special. The Corniche was the coupe and drop top version of the Silver Shadow produced between 1971 and 1996. The model was assembled and finished in London at Mulliner Park Ward as continuation of the 1965 Silver Shadow coupe and 1967 drop head. Read More
The Rolls-Royce Corniche buyers were very demanding. Their Rolls-Royce Drop Head needed to be coach-built the way it has always been done. The Mulliner Park Ward craftsmen fulfilled that requirement. Each Drop Head took four months to build – two weeks alone were spent just creating the convertible’s top. Read More
We wanted to find something to balance today’s finds. All three cars are English and could potentially satisfy the requirements of a majority of our readers. The other 2 listed below, are not too expensive, have loads of character and are fun. So we needed something big and big we got. Read More