Halcyon Days. Recollections of Vintage Motoring.


Author: Rodney Dale
Date of Publication: 1999

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When Rodney Dale was 11 years old, his father bought a 4½-litre vintage Bentley chassis. Over a period, the chassis acquired a body and, as soon as petrol became available (at 1/10d per gallon!), the Dale family became post-war motorists.

That Bentley was followed by several others – and a string of Rolls-Royces, Daimlers and many lesser – but none the less interesting – marques
among which the author spent his formative years. With its evocative illustrations and fund of amusing stories,

Halcyon Days introduces many of these cars – including the Armstrong-Siddeley perpetually overtaken by cyclists, the 6½-litre Bentley bought for £80 and now – several owners later – for sale at £300,000, the Rolls-Royce sports hearse, the Cluley with three reverse speeds, and the author’s own Rover 8 ‘Lady C’.

Hardback in generally very good condition with good dust jacket.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 25 × 18 × 1.5 cm