|My son Jack and I at an event, when these now-vintage cars were new (c) J E Robison Service|
|An early 1980s Rolls Royce Corniche on the show field|
|Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II (c) J E Robison Service|
- The Rolls Royce Seraph/Bentley Arnage series was introduced in 1999 and built through the corporate transition. These are fine cars but support for them may evaporate as they age.
- The Silver Spur/Bentley Turbo and Mulsanne series was made from 1981 to 1999. These are the most common used RR/B cars in the market. Good examples – depending on age – sell for $25-40,000 today.
- The Silver Shadow series was built from 1966-1980 and is also common. These were fine cars when new but most of the examples in the used car marketplace are in very rough shape. Costs to make the cars safe to drive often exceed cash value. Good examples – rare as they are – are excellent driving vehicles and possessed of a more classic style than the newer series.
- The Bentley Azure/final Corniche cars were made from 1996 through the transition, and are popular because of their price and look. Good examples are often sold in the $70-100,000 range. Be careful though – hydraulic problems in the tops are common, and repair can run $20,000. Tops themselves are costly as well.
- The Corniche convertibles were made from the 1960s through 1995. The older convertible cars are the vehicles with the most potential to rise in value over the next decade. They are the most expensive to buy, but service costs tend to be similar to the others cars and there is more potential for positive return
- You will also see the occasional Camargue coupe offered for sale. These cars are rare, and have some potential for appreciation, but they have never been really popular.