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Bentley Mark VI: Reviews
Cover image Peter Burn
Classic and Sports Car said:
Exhaustive. No Rolls-Royce or Bentley stone has been left unturned and Martyn Nutland has even researched the Mark VI's competition history…
Automobile Quarterly in America said:
…It is the history of the development and production of the elegant and luxurious mainstream Rolls-Royce and Bentley models built between 1947 and 1965 that Nutland mines and presents in an easy-to-read, conversational style. The chapters are short for quick fact-checking, and each is packed with appropriate historical photography.
…seminal work on the Bentley MkVl and associated Rolls-Royce and Bentley models.
Restored Cars in Australia said:
…this book is a must-have for anyone interested in automotive history.
In New Zealand Mark Holman for Beaded Wheels wrote
…an excellent example of how a 'model history' should be…
…And the people involved get as much attention as the 'nuts & bolts' – from various owners, staff in the factory and dealers, engineers like Grylls and race drivers including Tony Brooks.
…What do you get for the money? Essentially, it's the benefit of reading an author who really seems to know his stuff and isn't afraid to express his opinions; someone who's gone to plenty of sources for his facts and anecdotes.
In the UK Classic Cars rated it ‘Book of the Month’ (first edition)
…Straightforwardly and solidly written…
…Martyn Nutland has investigated the characters who designed and developed the cars and delved deeply into the photographic archives, so the selection of period illustrations is good…
The following people liked it so much they bought a copy! - and gave the book a five star review on Amazon:
Five Star Reviews on Amazon
G. Watson wrote: (of the first edition) *
If you are a current owner or want to be an owner or are just curious about what goes into "The best car in the world" then this is the one book you have to have. It not only covers the history of the MKVI Bentley but goes on to the problems one might encounter when restoring one. Also it touches on some of the more unusual aspects (did you know that a MKVI has won the Monte?) also the story behind the "hot soup" car. It is choc full of wonderful pictures. Why books like this go out of print I have no idea. Cannot recommend it enough.
Chris Sellick in Australia wrote:
I have all the Rolls-Royce titles in the series by this book publisher. This book maintains the very high standards that these books are known for. A superb book with plenty of b & w and colour photos throughout and factual information make this book a great source for any enthusiast or owners. An impressive book.
Patrick Garland (UK) wrote:
Mr Nutland has a very light writing style, never dry or didactic and he regales the reader with many warm and humorous anecdotes whilst clearly speaking from a deep well of expert knowledge and an obvious love of his subject.
This is a book which will find a home on the shelves of admirers of fine British automotive engineering.
cadillac (UK) wrote:
I have a number of books that are based on the Bentley Mark V1 and the R type and this book compliments them perfectly. Full of interesting facts and photos and articles I constantly refer to it. Excellent.
Herewith the link to Amazon UK but the book is equally available on Amazon France, Australia and New Zealand, and at other online outlets.
* NOTE: This book was first published in 1997 under the title “Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, Silver Dawn and Silver Cloud, Bentley Mark VI, R-Series and S-Series.”