Rolls-Royce & Bentley Specialist, P & A Wood Celebrate Bentley’s Centenary in style at Salon Privé
Established more than 50 years ago in the Essex Village of Moreton, P & A Wood are one of the world’s leading Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists restoring, servicing and selling cars across both marques from 1904 to the present day.
Operating from their beautiful, traditionally-styled premises in Great Easton, P&A Wood were appointed in 2001 as ‘The Official Rolls-Royce and Bentley Heritage Dealers’ in recognition of their knowledge and expertise.
As Salon Privé is set to host the UK’s most spectacular centenary celebration for Bentley this year, it is fitting that P & A Wood will be supporting the event with their own display of exceptional motorcars, which it is hoped will include the following examples:
- Bentley 3½ Litre 2-door Coupé by Hooper
This car features exceptionally attractive coachwork and is finished in Brewster Green and Black with Tan hide upholstery. It is in excellent condition and has an impressive history of major concours awards.
- Bentley Continental S Convertible LHD
This is a unique example and considered as the most desirable of all the Continental Convertible models. Converted to Bentley specification by P & A Wood, the engine was modified with a Zetec engine management system for enhanced performance and also features the latest braking system.
- Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London to Edinburgh – Chassis No. 1701
Known as the Sluggard, this is the actual original car that completed the London to Edinburgh top gear trial in 1911. Fitted with rare underslung rear suspension, it is one of the most famous Rolls-Royce’s in the world.
- Rolls-Royce Phantom V LHD (PV23) by James Young
One of very few made with the Hooper rear quarter windows, exceptionally elegant coachwork.
Commenting on their attendance, Managing Director Georgina Wood said ‘We at P & A Wood are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Salon Privé as an exhibitor, particularly due to the Bentley Centenary celebrations. We have attended the event with various customers and their cars over the years and are very much looking forward to a closer working relationship with the team at Salon Privé’.
Co-founder & Sales Director of Salon Privé, David Bagley commented, “It’s been a while since P & A Wood last exhibited at Salon Privé and so we’re very pleased to see them back with us and with such a spectacular display of Rolls-Royce and Bentley models. We’re grateful too for the support they have shown us in curating the amazing collection of 50 + Bentleys for the centenary celebrations.”