My Car Quest

August 21, 2018

A Bit Of History – This Rolls Royce

An Old Roller has a surprising connection.... by Wallace Wyss - Being simultaneously a WW II buff and a Roll Royce buff, I was pleased to read the note on the ’33 Phantom I saw at the Beverly Hills Father’s Day concours. Many cars had … [Read more...]

The Actress And The Wraith: 1956 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith

by Wallace Wyss - Now there’s celebrity cars, and some people like owning them because at a concours you can drop a line like “Oh, this was the Queen’s…” or “General so-and-so used this as his command car,” yadda yadda. I have no doubt … [Read more...]

DESIGN REVIEW: The New Rolls Royce SUV

A diamond as big as the Ritz... by Wallace Wyss - The domestic American car market is ga-ga for one type of vehicle, the SUV with pickup trucks a close second. So then you come to the conundrum facing automakers—should we build … [Read more...]

Rolls Royce Needs A Different Two Seater

CAR magazine had a good idea, Rolls has done it five years later, though not to our correspondent’s satisfaction… by Wallace Wyss - Five years ago, the very alert staff at CAR magazine in England published a drawing of a two seater … [Read more...]

Lord Lucan’s Escape Rolls Royce Found…

by Wallace Wyss - Image by Richard Bartholomew – A spectacular Roll Royce has come out of storage, confiscated by the storage renters for non-payment of storage fees. The postwar Rolls was believed to be the last vehicle in which a murderer … [Read more...]

The Sad Story Of The Slab-Sided Bentley And The Norwegian Who Thunk It Up….

by Wallace Wyss - Now it is every car buff’s dream to design a car right? And this particular Bentley is really a classic for the Ages. One of the last true Bentleys, I contend. But the sad part is that the guy that designed it came … [Read more...]

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