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Unknown Facts about Rolls-Royce

By April 11, 2017 No Comments

What comes to your mind, when you think of luxury cars? Which car is most loved by celebs and of course every wedding couple likes to have it on their big day. A symbol of prestige and luxury. Its wheels grab everyone attention. Yes, it is the Rolls Royce ‘Phantom’.

The car offers everything from the bespoke beauty to charming interiors, high-tech technology, and exceptional stance. Its state of art features says many things, but there are still some interesting facts of which you are unaware.

Let’s explore the modern and extortionate Beauty

  • The name of Rolls-Royce is always written with a hyphen in the middle, as it reflects both the founder’s surnames.
  • Rolls-Royce was founded in 1906, by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. The strange thing is that they have never clicked together.
  • Most of the vehicles of Rolls-Royce are roadworthy. The oldest vehicle was built in 1904 with a small 10 Hp open-topped two-seater which owned by Thomas Love Jr. of Perth, Scotland.
  • The first Rolls-Royce was sold for £395.00 back in 1904 and is equivalent to £32,000, only 16 were made.
  • Initially, the motto of the founders is to provide a sensible transport alternative to horses and trains. The horse and carriage were the primary modes of transportation before the company started.
  • The Rolls-Royce Engine R is the only engine to acquire the land, air and water speed records.
  • The most traditional model of Rolls-Royce is the Silver Ghost. The company manufactured around 6,000 unique models. The Silver Ghost name symbolises the Quietness of the Engine. Its success made the company to establish a factory in Springfield, Massachusetts, but it shuts down after ten years because USA people preferred only the British Made Cars.
  • The Charles Sykes designed the Statute of their Mark. It is popular as the “Spirit of Ecstasy”. The statue is in the form of a woman leans towards the wind with her arms outstretched behind and her dress in billowing.
  • The Rolls-Royce Company stopped manufacturing the vehicles in 1971 after the development of the RB211 Jet Engine.
  • Today, Rolls-Royce is owned by famous car manufacturer BMW. These cars are shipped all over the world. They offer supreme luxury and modern architecture to their customers. In 2009, the company sold around 1,212 models of Rolls-Royce Phantom to the famous and vibrant personalities.  

Also, many chauffeur companies offer Rolls-Royce Vehicles to couples for special occasions.

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