Articles tagged Rolls-Royce Ltd.

Page 58 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1963

Rolls-Royce power outputs

Road & Track points out that the Rolls-Royce policy of never disclosing the power output of its engines has been broken since Gray Marine has concluded an agreement with R.-R. for marketing the current light-alloy V8 power unit in America. The 1962 engine with 8-to-1 c.r. is quoted as developing 240 b.h.p. at 4,200 r.p.m., and the 1963 version, with modified carburation and 9-to-1 c.r.,...

Page 56 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1963

Cars in books

Reverting briefly to "The Man in Europe Street" by Rupert Croft-Cooke, referred to last month, the Morris-Commercial 'bus he used for his adventurous journey was, I find, a 1930 model. It climbed the 4,331 ft. Col di Tenda on the homeward run without faltering or so much as boiling; indeed, the only exciting incident was getting up the frozen Col de Brius with only sidelamps to light the way, the...

Page 17 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1948

Rumblings

The B.R.M. Every enthusiast will wish Raymond Mays the best of luck with his new British Grand Prix team. On December 3rd a luncheon was held at Claridge's to announce the establishment of the British Motor Racing Research Trust, set up by an important group of firms in the Motor industry to assist Mays, who has formed Automobile Developments, Ltd., to foster a cause which, in his own words,...

Page 20 of January 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1941

On something in English tradition

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." — the prime minister, of the R.A.F. fighter pilots, 1940 THE firm of Rolls-Royce Ltd. is, perhaps, the most famous in the whole Motor Industry; indeed, it is so well known, and so highly respected, as to be virtually an institution. This was the case in the days before the last war with Germany, but it can fairly safely...

Page 56 of July 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1953

SIMMONS

GROSVENOR 1188 SIMMONS GROSVENOR 2635 offers from a varied stock of distinctive sports and Rolls-Royce carriages ROLLS-ROYCE 21.6 Replica, Chassis No. GFN 22 (1940) 4-door drophead coupe by Southern. Receipts for over £400 from Messrs. Rolls-Royce, Ltd., are available for work including engine rebuild and complete transmission overhaul which was carried out in lace 1948. It was neither taxed nor...

Page 36 of February 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1966

My Year's Motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1965 This annual review is intended as a refresher course for those readers who are interested in the good, bad, and indifferent aspects of the cars that came to us for road-test during the past twelve months. Consequently, it will not be a resume of the Good Life, as provided by D.S.J. last month. Nor do I claim to have toiled so hard at my motoring...

Page 68 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, November 1981

Number plates AXN 373

After Rolls-Royce Ltd. took over the old Bentley company in 1931 there was a slight pause before anyone knew quite what was going to happen. Then in 1933 the Derby firrn announced its new Bentley 3 1/2-litre, "The Silent Sports Car" in complete contrast to Bentleys from the old Cricklewood firm. The new Bentley was in effect a sports car designed around Rolls-Royce components with a cleverly...

Page 15 of February 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, February 1945

RUMBLINGS

4%) '4.4" .";;" .4" • This month's cover picture is a tribute to the late Percy Maclure, who died recently in Coventry at the age of 37, after an illness lasting for Percy many months. He is shown at Don Maclure ington at the wheel of one of his famous Rileys, driving, as was characteristic of him, without goggles. Because of family connections Maclure drove Riley cars, and it was common...

Page 45 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, June 1979

Vintage postbag

Bentley Facts Sir, Oh dear! Those Bentley production figures again. I thought I had laid all this to rest in "All the pre-war Bentleys — as new" when I wrote that the figures (which I summarise below) superseded all those previously published and must, I think, stand unchallenged for all time. The statement was based on the research work I did in the course of compilation which included, inter...

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ON BRITISH HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARS

ON BRITISH HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARS (Continued from the June Issue) And now, having offered up the suggestion that this country has nothing to fear in the high-performance field, and that the American Invasion can be met by modern British productions, we may run through the British high-performance cars and refresh our memories as to what this country can offer, that fortunate prospective buyers...

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