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Coachcraft: 1930s Coachbuilding Style

by John Dyson

This London-based coachbuilding company (1934) got its first contract from Railton which explains why it is the VP of today’s Railton Owners Club who wrote this book, the first and possibly last on this subject.

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

by Martin Bennett

This first Rolls-Royce to be launched right after WWII made a big impact and is today thought of as a, if not the, quintessential Rolls-Royce combing prewar levels of craftsmanship with postwar technical advances.

Street Muses of London

by Davide Bassoli

If you like to see London change over three decades, this is a splendid book. If you like to see its streets teeming with Rolls-Royces and Bentleys old and new, this is the only book. Almost 1000 photos tell the story.

The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car: Its Substance and Its Place in History

edited by Eliot Levin

Lawrence of Arabia famously called Rolls-Royce’s armored cars
“more precious than rubies” because they were so reliable This small book tells their grand story.

Rolls-Royce and Bentley In the Land Of the Silver Fern

by Roy Tilley and Ken White

A portrayal of the contribution that Rolls-Royce and Bentley have made to the development of New Zealand, both on land and in the air.

The Man Who Built the Best Car in the World

by Brian Sewell, illustrated by Stefan Marjoram

The slender book, splendidly illustrated, offers the briefest of glimpses of the man behind the car, Henry Royce, whose high standards for everything he encountered propelled him into greatness and also into sickness.

King Edward VII’s American Friend

by John Whetton

This tiny booklet is not nearly sufficient to portray this American department store tycoon’s multitude of interests, activities, and associations. He was an early backer of aviation, especially long-distance flights.

Rolls-Royce Motors: The Crewe Years

by Malcolm Bobbitt

Hard to imagine but a mere 64 pages manage to convey one of the best condensed versions of what was this fabled marque’s home for most of its now 110-year history.

50 Years with a Rolls-Royce Twenty

by David G. Davis

You own the same car for fifty years, you got something to say about how to keep it humming. It’s had two new chassis and four new bodies, and this little book gives a good idea of how a vintage car can be a daily driver.

The Life and Times of Henry Edmunds

by Paul Tritton

An important biography from the early history of Rolls-Royce of an inventor, visionary, and an automobilist of the first hour.

50 Years with Rolls-Royce, My Reminiscences

by Donald Eyre

The author worked under, and with, one of the legendary founders of a legendary company, and he worked on any number of high-caliber design and engineering projects.

Charles Rolls of Rolls-Royce

by Bruce Lawson

If the Honourable C.S. Rolls is remembered today by the general public at all, it is for the very thing he did the least—and had the least lasting interest in: automobiles. This book sheds more light on him, but shadows remain.