This book is a second volume to ‘Those Elegant Rolls-Royce’, cover¬ing the same pre-war period from the introduction of the Silver Ghost in 1906 until the end of production of both the Phantom III and the Wraith in 1939. As in the first volume, it is the craft of the coachbuilder that is emphasised: over 700 photographs featuring over 80 different Coach building companies make up the bulk of the book. However, as in The Elegance Continues, extracts from coachbuilders’ body books are printed, giving an insight into the body production of the following nine companies: Crosbie & Dunn, Freestone & Webb, Hooper, Mann Egerton, H.J Mulliner, Park Ward, Thrupp & Maberly, Vanden Plas and Windovers. The rest of the publication is very well illustrated with a wealth of photographs showing the work of: Barker. Brewster, Cockshot, Connaught, Crosbie & Dunn, Freestone & Webb, Gurney Nutting, Hooper, Kellner, Mann Egerton, Arthur Mulliner, H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward, Rippon, Salmons, Thrupp & Maberly, Vanden Plas, Weymann of Addlestone, Windovers, and James Young. Of the lesser known coachbuilders, there is a varied array of work by the following: Arnold, Abbott, Allweather, Victor Broom, Caffyns, Carlton, Carbodies, Charlesworth, Croall, Coachcraft, Compton, Corsica, Cunard, Elkington, Flewitt, Gill, Claude Hamilton, Hamshaw, Grosvenor, Hall Lewis, Harrington, Jarvis, John Charles, Knibbs, Lancefield, Maddox, Maythorn, Martin Walter, Mayfair, Martin & King, Mulliner Ltd of Birmingham, Osborne, Penman, Page & Hunt, Southern, Ranalah, Vincents, Watson, and Wolley. American and European Coachbuilders also have their works shown, with illustrations of designs from: Armbruster, Brunn, Baltasar Fiol, Binder, Chapron, Erdmann & Rossi, Derham, Fleetwood, Fisher, Fernandez & Darrin, Figoni, Gangloff, Galle, Hibbard & Darrin, Inskip, Geissberger, Keibl, Labourdette, Letourneur & Marchand, Murphy, Moeremans, Schebera-Schapiro, Saoutchik, Vesters & Neirinck, and Van Den Plas (Brussels). With the exception of one Barker body incorrectly positioned in the Hooper chapter in the early editions of Those Elegant Rolls-Royce, no photograph has been printed in this book that was published in the first book. Between the two books there are now almost 1400 different bodies on pre-war Rolls-Royce chassis illustrated. A fine reference work.
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