Thursday, 3 February 2011

Sepia Saturday 60 - anyone want to buy a Roller?

Unlike last week I have actually managed to follow the theme this week for Sepia Saturday. This advert is taken from the March 1959 edition of Motor Sport magazine and offers a selection of Rolls-Royce, Rolls-Bentley and Bentley cars for sale ... and all at not much more than an iPad would cost today. Some superb models here ... I wonder if any of them are still around today.

Advertisement for Simmons, 12 Rex Place, London W1, c.1959

More vintage magazines can be found on my web site

12 comments:

  1. I would like the one in the middle on the right, please. The check is in the mail.

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  2. Such graceful lines. Why don't cars have running boards any more, such a loss.

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  3. Like Alan, I love cars with running boards too. No doubt a few of these Rollers are still around - possibly as vintage wedding cars? Jo

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  4. Yes! I'll take a silver one, a midnight blue one, and can yous end one with the top down too? Very cool automobiles!

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  5. Wow gorgeous autos! I can see the elegant people pulling up in them.....

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  6. Let's see...IPad or a new Rolls.... At those prices I can buy several. On my credit card. Great sepia post - it gave us all a moment to dream and wish and imagine!

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  7. The one on the bottom left for me!
    Great photo.

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  8. Nothing can beat those sensuous lines and the delineation of the two-toned ones. I would just like to sit in one for a spell; that would do me!

    Kat

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  9. I'm sort of stunned that they're only from 1959. The style looks older. Beautiful.

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  10. @Tattered and lost - the magazine is from 1959, but the cars themselves are older. Clockwise from the top the dates are 1952, 1935, 1937, 1935 and 1940.

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  11. I like the smooth graceful curves of the design. I had never heard them being called a roller.

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