THE ROLLS-ROYCE & BENTLEY RESTORATION GROUP
Group dedicated to the restoration of Rolls-Royce & Bentley motorcars. Here we can share technical advice and information for installation, repair and upgrades to your car as well as successful (& unsuccessful!) restoration stories.
This is a closed group to ensure privacy of content for members. Simply answer a few questions to join. We look forward to welcoming you!
ROLLS-ROYCE & BENTLEY OWNERS MARKETPLACE GROUP
WHO: This group is for Rolls-Royce & Bentley owners and enthusiasts who wish to sell or donate their own motor car spares to fellow owners and enthusiasts. This is not for commercial entities or for bulk sale or trade.
HOW IT WORKS: Give, sell and share freely. Post anything you'd like to give away, sell or ask for exchange among fellow enthusiasts.
SAVING PANDORA: A RESTORATION STORY
Lovingly bringing a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II back to her former glory. In this group we focus on the restoration from beginning to end. Enjoy following Pandora's journey back to health & road-worthiness!
A public group where we share daily updates of Pandora's progress as she goes through a full restoration and all various health checks along the way!
Bensport's La Sarthe
Interview with Bob Perry of Bensport discussing "La Sarthe" at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club Rally in Northamptonshire.
Specialist Visit: Charles Agapiou Ltd
We get some exciting news from Charlie Agapiou about his input on the new Hollywood blockbuster... Charles Agapiou Ltd has been in the industry as long as IntroCar!
They have over 30 years under their belt as one of the prominent independent Rolls-Royce and Bentley repair facility in the greater Los Angeles area. In addition to service, the company specializes in car sales and collision and coachwork repairs.
Charles Agapiou Ltd can be visited at: http://www.rollsandbentley.com/
Unboxing of Prestige Parts® for Rolls-Royce & Bentley cars
Ronny & John look at everything from bumper mouldings (UR18372U), brand new waterpumps (RE2602), calipers (RH2577/8), quarterlight seals (UB2223/4), snowpacks (UB3556), hydraulic tappets (UV11163PA), gearbox tools and plenty more.
Ronny's Garage provides specialist service and restoration facilities for Orange County's Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Jaguar and collectors and enthusiasts. In addition to shop services, owner Ronny Shaver is Technical Chairperson of the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club of Southern California, so is relied upon by many Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners for service, repairs, restoration and advice: https://ronnysgarage.com/ask-ronny
Head Gasket : 07V103147
The V8 Rolls-Royce & Bentley Head Gasket (Part Number: 07V103147) is now back in stock! John Tupper reviews the issues the industry have been facing with this part.
Update on Head Gasket 07V103147 / UT12890PD
We pulled this head gasket from stock for secondary testing.. here's why!
To order contact the team at IntroCar - or click 'get this item for me' online and you will automatically get an update when it comes back into stock: https://www.introcar.com/cylinder-head-gasket-07v103147
We will post more updates as we have them
Interview with Paul Guinness: Rolls-Royce & Bentley Driver Magazine
We grab Paul Guinness for an impromptu interview! Luckily we did as the team then followed up with an incredible offer for our customers.. a discount on subscriptions worldwide! Check the offer for price and delivery here:
Published every eight weeks, Rolls-Royce & Bentley Driver is the only consumer magazine dedicated to these world-famous automotive marques. Each issue is packed with amazing feature cars covering all eras, from the pre-war days through to the modern classics of today... it's a fascinating and entertaining insight into the classic Rolls-Royce and Bentley scene, combining ownership tales and adventures with essential practical advice.
Original Equipment vs Aftermarket: Dispelling the Myth
IntroCar continues to bring to market parts for Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars which have otherwise been discontinued by the factory. Here we take an example product - a Lucas contact set - and examine the changes made to a design which are an improvement upon the Original specification.. aftermarket is not always inferior!
In this instance this original product is actually still available (you can find both Original and Aftermarket stocked at IntroCar under part number CD3047), but we are happier selling the one we have had remanufactured which is fit for purpose.
Where we are concerned, aftermarket should meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications. That is why we offer a 3 year warranty on all our remanufactured products (find them listed under the 'Prestige Parts®' brand on our website).
Each Bentley or Rolls-Royce is unique.. as is it's experience with you as it's caretaker! We listen, you talk.. this is all about the classic and their journeys with you. What's been special about your motoring journey and what stories would you like to share? Here we share our conversations with owners and their cars... enjoy!
This week's conversation is about a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II brought back to working order by her current owner Rasto, who had no idea what he was letting himself in for when he bought her from England (off just 5 photos & 20 years stadning!) and brought her to her new home in the Czech Republic. Rasto has single handedly performed engine work and a full gearbox overhaul amongst many other restorative work, and is looking forward to each and every challenge she continues to present him with. Enjoy the story of how he has got fully hooked on his new family member... Thanks Rasto - I look forward to a follow up story!
We meet Joschka's Bentley Turbo R and find out about how his love for the car has turned into an amazing side project as he has introduced multiple new products to market! Joschka tells us about how he became an enthusiast, how he ended up making the parts he's introduced (and subsequently sold all over the world!) and his past and future travel plans with his Turbo R.
Thanks Joschka... looking forward to seeing you in person at a future car show!
This week I get a chance to interview Dan Furr, editor of the iconic GT Porsche magazine and contributor to many, many more of our favorite reads including the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Driver magazine all of our viewers will be familiar with.
Dan lets me in on his background to the classics and how his loving restoration of Pandora (his published journey with his Silver Shadow II) came about.
This week Dean gives me a lowdown on his background and his new business venture - Jaggard Consultants, plus I get to find out what car he chose to be custodian of! With over 30 years in the industry Dean has a few unique stories to tell!
I see inside Michael's workshop this week as he shows me his 3 current Rolls-Royce cars which are all getting the full restorative treatment package. Each Bentley or Rolls-Royce is unique.. as is it's experience with it's caretaker and here Michael tells us when the marque first turned him into the enthusiast of today, what makes him choose a car, and what ultimately drove him to commence work on www.garageomatic.com - a platform built by enthusiasts FOR enthusiasts to manage classic car collections and projects.
1947 Bentley Mk VI
We meet "The Turtle" - a 1947 Bentley Mk VI Each Bentley or Rolls-Royce is unique.. as is it's experience with it's caretaker and here Carter tells us about his 46 years (wow!) with his Bentley Mk VI. She is in incredible condition and looking forward to touring more shows once we are lifted from 'shelter-in-place'.
We get a tour of David's Air Hanger in Kentucky which is currently housing 8 or so of his cars along with a side kick aircraft.
We actually had to edit David's interview down by almost 50% but I have hopefully shared the key pieces and may need to follow up with a Part 2 as I was pretty disapointed to have to cut some of the stories.
1978 Bentley T2
We meet "Du Pont" - a 1978 Bentley T2 Each Bentley or Rolls-Royce is unique.. as is it's experience with it's caretaker and here Paul tells us about his decade with his Bentley T2. She is a very unique shade of blue which gets him a lot of compliments and he's generous with his joy rides! ;)