Most Iconic Bentleys and Rolls-Royces

From the early 20th to the early 21st century, Bentley and Rolls-Royce have produced many cars, each of which is a masterpiece on its own. The following list of the most iconic Bentleys and Rolls-Royces therefore includes only a few of many models that gained the status of an icon:

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. Originally called the 40/50 hp (Silver Ghost officially refers to the AX 201 model), the model was introduced in 1907. It was powered by a 7036 cc six-cylinder engine and from 1909 by 7428 cc. It was produced from 1907 to 1925 when it was replaced by Phantom (I).
Rolls-Royce Twenty Rolls-Royce Twenty. This model was Rolls-Royce’s response to the increased demand for smaller cars after the end of the First World War. Although it is classified as “small car”, the Rolls-Royce Twenty is everything but small considering that its length is 4.52 metres (178 inches). It was powered by 3127 cc straight six-cylinder engine.
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. The first post-war Rolls-Royce model was the last to be delivered in the chassis form. It was produced from 1946 to 1959 and based on the pre-war Wraith model including the Wraith engine but it featured a new cylinder head and had a capacity of 4887 cc (after 1954).
Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn. It was the first Rolls-Royce to be made available with the factory built body which was virtually identical to the Bentley Mark VI and its successor Bentley R Type. It was powered by a straight six-cylinder with a capacity of 4257cc which was later enlarged to 4.5 and 4.9 litres. The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn was produced from 1949 to 1955 when it was succeeded by the Silver Cloud.
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. This model was designed by J. P. Blatchley and was very different from the pre-war models and its predecessor although it was powered by the same engine as Silver Dawn. It was produced between 1955 and 1965.
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. Another icon from Rolls-Royce was the first of its kind to use a monocoque chassis. It was powered by the Rolls-Royce V8 engine with a capacity of 6230 cc which was later enlarged to 6750 cc. It was produced from 1965 until 1980.
Bentley 3 Litre Bentley 3 Litre. Bentley’s first car was based on a rolling chassis and was quite large in comparison to other sports cars from that era. Despite that, the very same Bentley 3 Litre which was introduced in 1921 managed to win the Le Mans of 1924 thanks to its lightweight, innovative technology and straight-four engine with a capacity of 2996 cc. It was produced from 1921 to 1929.
Bentley Speed Six Bentley Speed Six. Formally called Bentley 6 ½ Litre was the most successful racing car ever produced by Bentley. It was introduced in 1926 and won two Le Mans races. It was based on the Bentley 3 Litre but its straight-six engine had a capacity of 6597 cc, while the 180-200 hp made it faster than the 4 ½ Litre that was introduced in one year later.
Bentley 3 ½ Litre Bentley 3 ½ Litre. The first Bentley that was produced after the company was acquired by Rolls-Royce was disappointing for some loyal Bentley customers, however, it was very well received and even gained recognition by W.O. himself. The Bentley 3 ½ Litre was introduced in 1933.

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