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WILL BATE

1953 Bentley R-Type
Standard Steel Sports Saloon SLG137
Tudor over Shell Grey
Chassis # B167UL
Main picture - Surrey road run - Summer 2021

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Interior: St James Red Leather.  

Powertrain: Automatic 4 speed.  6 Cylinder 4.6 Ltr. 

Rolls-Royce was the first owner of the car 1953-1956.  As a result of this, it benefitted from some of the modifications added to later cars such as the rear lights and tool kit location.  Purchased by a family member in 1980, I purchased a half share in 2013.   ​

Typical annual mileage is 1-2k.

1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II - YYF 661T
Le Mans Blue
Chassis # SRH36068
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2021 Ascot April Richard and Will
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YYF 661T write-up courtesy of Historics Auctioneers December 2020

When the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was released to the public in October 1965, the development departments were showing the result of work carried out over a period of some ten years. The new models were technically striking in three ways. A monocoque chassis was used; all wheels were sprung independently and four wheel disc brakes now ensured stopping power of the sort that had come to be expected in a modern car. Under the bonnet, the V8 engine that had been introduced in the Silver Cloud series was employed. In February 1977, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II was introduced. The most notable changes mechanically were to the rack and pinion steering and modifications to the front suspension which improved handling markedly.

This example is presented in Le Mans Metallic Blue with the desirable Cream Connolly leather interior and blue piping. This lovely British classic was stored for just under 20 years until the present owner purchased it in 2007 and carried out a light restoration and recommissioning in 2015. This work included a respray of the car from gold to its present colour of Le Mans Blue and changing the interior from the rather unpopular [green]velour to the soft luxurious Connolly leather, which still exudes that element of class and has the aroma of well stocked library of leather bound books! The vendor has informed us that on 12th August 1980 at 8,137 miles the speedometer was changed, thus today’s reading is correct but by adding the 1980 mileage, this will provide one with the accurate mileage for the car [49,000]. The mileage is documented in the service record and schedules book which has stamps from 1979 to when the car was placed into storage in September 1988. This wonderful Rolls-Royce also comes with owner’s manual, service book and various invoices which are in its original wallet. This is a striking example still providing a wonderfully luxurious ride.

Will Bate - I purchased  the Shadow II in December 2020 and drive about 5k p.a. in the car. 

2007 Bentley Arnage T - CU56 PYA
Silver Tempest
Chassis # CH12254

Main picture - France - Summer 2021

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2006 model year Arnage sales brochure

CU56 PYA Build Sheets from 2007

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Bentley Arnage T 2007​
Reg: CU56 PYA
Colour: Silver Tempest
VIN:  SCBLF45F87CH12254


I purchased the car in June 2017 from a specialist classic car dealer in Bodmin, Cornwall.  The previous owner kept the car in a heated garage and owned it for about three years.  Prior to that, we have heard that the car was owned by a fish merchant in the SW.  Owing to the high spec of the car, it is possible that it was a demonstrator. 
As a 2007 model, it included a 6-speed box, 500bhp and 738lb/ft torque produced from the twin-turbo V8, 6.75 Litre.  0-60 came up in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 179 mph. With mixed driving the car typically returned 15mpg, less in town, and can cover a distance of up to 300 miles on a tank of 99 Super Unleaded.
The car has several special factory fit features including a small rear window and two cocktail cabinets to the rear.    
The longest journey I have made in the car was to the South of France via Germany.  The car typically covers 5-7k miles p.a. 

 

1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp Park Ward Saloon - TO4800
Chassis # GMJ41
Main picture - RAF Museum Hendon, London - October 2021

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TO4800 write-up courtesy of H&H Auctioneers September 2021

  • Subject to a previous engine overhaul by Brunts of Silverdale

  • Current ownership since 1988

  • Offered with chassis card records, invoices and collection of old MOT's

  • Fitted with Park Ward coachwork

  • Used in the 1960’s by a Dr Welch who used GMJ41 to visit his patients

  • Believed to have been damaged by shrapnel from a WW2 air raid and then fitted with military-grade front screen glass


Unveiled in 1922, the 20HP was a second string to the Rolls-Royce bow - a shorter, more economical sibling to the Silver Ghost which
broadened the marque’s reach to span both the very rich and seriously wealthy. Instantly distinguished by its horizontal radiator shutters, the newcomer was constructed around a ladder-frame chassis of 129 inch wheelbase. Power came from a 3,127cc straight-six, OHV monobloc engine mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. Suspension was by semi-elliptic leaf springs all-round. Braking was initially on the rear wheels alone, while steering was by worm and nut. Progressively updated to feature a four-speed gearbox and servo-assisted all-wheel braking, the ‘baby’ Rolls remained in production until 1929, by when some 2,885 examples had vacated the company’s Derby factory. Lighter and moreresponsive than the Silver Ghost, the 20HP was capable of exceeding 60mph.


Finished in Yellow over Black with a Tan leather upholstery chassis GUJ16 was supplied new to Mrs L.J Stretton of Nottingham with Park wardcoachwork which it still retains today. Sold by Mrs Stretton at the end of World War Two chassis GUJ16 is understood to have passed to the Montagu Arms to convey guests to the local station and then used in the 1960’s by a Dr Welch to visit his patients and remained with him until being acquired by the current vendor in 1988. Subject to a previous engine overhaul by renowned Brunt’s of Silverdale and fitted with overdrive ‘TO4800’ is offered with its chassis card records, a collection of invoices which include marque specialist Royce services and a collection of old MoT certificates. Said to have always been stored in a central heated garage the vendor currently grades the engine, transmission and bodyworkas ‘Very Good’ and the electrical equipment, interior trim, and paintwork all as ‘Good’.

Will Bate - I purchased the car in September 2021 and typically drive under 1k p.a.  

Previously Owned: 2015 Bentley Mulsanne in Dragon Red

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Previously Owned: 2004 Bentley Continental GT

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Reg: W6 GTT

VIN:  SCBCE63W44C021927

Year: 2004

Powertrain:  W12 6 Litre 4 wheel drive. 

History

In 2004 the car was purchased from Jack Barclay in London. I purchased it from the first owner March 2015 and owned the car for about 18 months.    A fantastically quick and capable car.The longest journey I made in the car was to Amsterdam.