Following the success of the Dalton Watson title, Rolls-Royce: The Elegance Continues, a new book titled Rolls-Royce: The Classic Elegance was first published in 1987.
Written by Lawrence Dalton, a life long motor enthusiast who completed his first book in 1967 and then founded a company, Dalton Watson, to publish it, Rolls-Royce: The Classic Elegance has been out of print for some years.
Now in this second edition, authority Bernard L. King has radically revised, with thousands of changes and additions, all the captions and the production details of the Silver Wraith, Phantom IV and Phantom V, plus the coachbuilt Silver Dawns, Silver Cloud I, II and III chassis, utilising his database that encompasses all Bentley and Rolls-Royce motor cars produced up until 1965. For the first time, the data is presented in a standardised format and will prove invaluable to the enthusiast who wants to identify the body on a particular chassis along with its date of completion, first owner etc. Other book references for each coachbuilt car are added for the first time and this will be immensely useful for tracing further photographs and information.
Over five hundred illustrations, mostly black and white photographs, cover practically every different body design mounted on post-war Rolls-Royce up to 1986 and include photographs of interiors and some coachbuilders’ drawings.