Tim Pitt

Tim Pitt

Tim Pitt Tim Pitt 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 1 year ago

A subtler Shadow

Your feature on the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow reminded me of my late grandfather’s Bentley T. When his building business, Siggs & Chapman in Croydon, took off, he wanted to treat himself with a Rolls-Royce but my grandma thought it too ostentatious and forbade that choice… so he bought a Bentley! The T was in fact his second Bentley, replacing an S2 Continental Flying Spur, ‘2 TPA’, and he kept it until he gave up driving many years later.

I well remember how big it seemed in the 1970s but now they look quite modest and those lines so clean and simple. Funny how cars like this, in the doldrums for years, along with the likes of the Lamborghini Espada and Ferrari 400/412, are now appreciated – and appreciating. It’s just a pity that fuel prices are so high.

Grandad was always being asked ‘What’ll she do?’ – miles per gallon, not miles per hour. He always replied ‘Eight around town and ten on a run’! The way the rear end sat down like a speedboat as he launched it down the road might have been a factor.

Tim Pitt Tim Pitt Electric 2023 Ford Mustang by Charge Cars 1 year ago

The new Electric Mustang from London-based Charge Cars wowed crowds at the recent Salon Privé event at the Royal Hospital Chelsea when it made its global premier. The Electric Mustang is a hand-built, zero emissions version of the iconic 1967 Fastback Mustang adored by car fans all over the world. Using cutting- edge technology, coupled to a new steel bodyshell and composite body panels to minimise weight, the Electric Mustang’s quad-motor configuration provides 536 bhp, which serves up a 0-62 mph time of just 3.9 seconds. The project even comes complete with the blessing of Ford. Originally shown as a prototype in 2019, the production-intent version of the Electric Mustang is the culmination of six years’ work for Charge Cars, and the Salon Privé London event at the end of April was the first opportunity for the public to see the finished car and understand the bespoke options available. Prices will depend on the exact spec of each hand-built car, but don’t expect to see much change from £350,000!

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