Who would imagine 30 years ago a RR/ Bentley shop in Moscow, Pékin, Shangai, New Delhi, Middle East...
Now the brands are surviving only because of them.
I don't think many english lord or aristocrats, or industrials could buy them new and would like too, as originally.
For me the quality has decreased, because if you want to sell a lot, there is an average price.
Producing today a Continental R as originally would have a huge cost as this was the last fully hand made car .
First they could not produce so much, second the selling price would be a couple of GT
I do not think the generation of GT will last 30 years minimum.
They are not made for that.
On the other hand, I must say that the last Brookland, more expensive, seems to have a general higher quality.
Today Bentely/ RR want to sell many cars fast.
So they need to produce a lot fast to sell them fast all over the world because the demand is there and buyers will not wait 2 years as in the past. They want immediately what is available.
GT second hand price have collapsed, ask you why ?
They are a nightmare to keep in top conditions and cost a lot to maintain.
Continental R . 1997