Post Number: 232
|Posted on Tuesday, 19 January, 2021 - 12:59: |
I had service done on my Bentley today at Bentley High Point (NC). They have a 63 Cloud III for sale in their showroom. It is in absolutely MINT condition!
It had what appears as a "spotlight" on the left side (pic). I have never seen this. Was this an option?
BTW, the car was owned for 28 years by the same owner.
Priced at $149,000!
Post Number: 3865
|Posted on Tuesday, 19 January, 2021 - 13:24: |
These movable spot lights were often installed on vehicles used as hire cars, taxis etc for the driver to find house/building numbers at night.
Post Number: 182
|Posted on Tuesday, 19 January, 2021 - 17:03: |
This was never am option from RR as far as I know.
It looks like am after market add on and spoils the look of the car.
Post Number: 3866
|Posted on Wednesday, 20 January, 2021 - 08:22: |
Usually an after-sale addition possibly with the exception of vehicles destined for emergency services such as police, fire and ambulance.
I suspect it is likely some R-R vehicles from the R-R Springfield plant in the USA may have been fitted with these by coachbuilders in the 1920's at the purchaser's request.
My US long-time family friend owned and restored a 1948 V12 Lincoln Continental which he kept until he downsized his vehicle collection and sold it to a classic car collector in Guatemala named Mario Sueiras. Just browse part of his collection on the link below and admire the eclectic range of vehicles:
This car later resurfaced in 2019 at an auction in Houston and my friend identified it as his vehicle from the images and the location of the spotlight which he had relocated so it could be operated from the driver's seat without having to open the window: