Getting Into Rolls & Bentley
After a lifetime of working on British and Italian sports cars I am looking to drive at a much more modest pace. I always wanted a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow hard top coupe, so I have decided to start the process of looking for one. I used to work on Lotus cars right next to a shop in LA (Chatsworth) that serviced Rolls Royce in 1979-1980. I picked up an appreciation for the cars by occasionally lending a hand for jobs that required some extra assistance to the lead mechanic. Oddly enough, I forget the name of the shop. On the other side was another shop that made all the trinkets you buy at the Tiajuana border while waiting in line for customs. Really, all that stuff was NOT made in Mexico! Maybe some of you can remember the shop. We had a lot of fun talking about the movie stars who would bring their cars in, or usually get them towed in. I learned that movie stars were "risky business" because it was difficult to collect payment from them, a lesson I relearned when I opened my own shop in the Bay Area years later. Anyway, you will soon see me posting for advice about certain cars for sale that pop up in in the market place. Fortunately I live right where most of these cars were originally sold in Southern California. I look forward to meeting some of you who live in the SoCal area.