Rolls Royce

Probably the greatest luxury brand ever, a name that went down in history as a car to be superior to all others when it came to luxury and comfort for the discerning rich.

…now to be found on a BMW 7 series with a chrome nose…

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1989 Rolls Royce Corniche II

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Now, before anyone has an apoplexy over what must surely be the most horrific example of intentional vandalism ever done to a Rolls Royce, let me state that this car was built this way.

This pre-production Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II was assembled by the Crewe Factory in 1977 as a works car to help technicians and mechanics understand what makes the new Silver Shadow tick.

The car was used for training purposes for those who built the Silver Shadow at Crewe, but also for the hundreds of thousands of mechanics across the globe who keep these wonderful cars operational at dealerships and garages.

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1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Shooting Brake

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1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

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1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Salmons Jubilee

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1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II

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2002 Rolls Royce Phantom

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1980 Rolls Royce Camargue

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1975 Rolls Royce Corniche

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1997 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

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1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spur

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1929 Rolls Royce 20hp

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1951 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn

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1957 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Hooper Saloon

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1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental

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1957 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith

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1967 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow MPW

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Rolls Royce Phantom II

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1929 Rolls Royce Phantom I

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1948 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith

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1935 Rolls Royce 20/25

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1994 Rolls Royce Flying Spur

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2000 Rolls Royce Corniche 2000

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1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spur Touring Limousine

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1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Park Ward

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1966 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Park Ward

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1950 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith

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1998 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph

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1938 Rolls Royce 25/30

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1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 Martin Walter Cabriolet

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1999 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph

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Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

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1934 Rolls Royce 20/25

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Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

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1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Flying Spur

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1928 Rolls Royce 20hp Tourer

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1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Flying Spur

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1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II

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1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

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1910 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

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The Auto of the Aristos, a Silver Shadow trundles sedately across the estate at Burleigh House. Whether any residents of the house ever owned a Shadow is another matter.

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1978 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II

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1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 Gurney Nutting Sedanca Coupe

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1937 Rolls Royce 25/30 Freestone & Webb Saloon

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1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II

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1928 Rolls Royce Phantom I

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1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 Park Ward Fastback Tourer

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1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Hooper Limousine

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1934 Rolls Royce 20/25

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1935 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Barker Sports Saloon

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1938 Rolls Royce Phantom III

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1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I

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1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II Harrison Saloon

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1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 Sports Saloon

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1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Tourer

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Rolls Royce Silver Wraith

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2001 Rolls Royce Corniche 2000

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1924 Rolls Royce 20hp

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1970 Rolls Royce Phantom VI

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1929 Rolls Royce 20hp

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1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow MPW

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Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II

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Rolls Royce Corniche

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1937 Rolls Royce 25/30

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1927 Rolls Royce Phantom I

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Celebrating its 110th anniversary, the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost was the car that truly brought the Double-R to the forefront, and made it the most desirable motoring brand in history, a legacy it continues to hold to this day.

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1910 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

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1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

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1929 Rolls Royce Phantom I Boat Tail Tourer

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Rolls Royce Silver Wraith

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1905 Rolls Royce 10hp

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1924 Rolls Royce Phantom I

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1907 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

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1928 Rolls Royce 20hp

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2016 Rolls Royce Dawn

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2016 Rolls Royce Wraith

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2016 Rolls Royce Phantom

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Behold, one of John Lennon’s two Rolls Royce Phantom V’s! While most remember his incredibly garish yellow flower-power Rolls, few take note of his original, a 1965 Phantom V in all over white. At the time this was a huge political statement, as most Rolls Royces were delivered in darker colours such as Black, Maroon, Silver or Midnight Blue.

The car came to symbolize John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s incredible wealth, and he even hired it out to personal friends such as the Rolling Stones. Whilst Lennon had the psychedelic yellow Phantom shipped out to the USA when he moved to New York, this white one remained here in the UK and fell into obscurity. It is now in a private collection and has undergone a full restoration.

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1960 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe

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1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Sports Saloon

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1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

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Rolls Royce Phantom V

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1951 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Convertible

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Rolls Royce 20/25

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1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 Hooper Sports Saloon

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1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II

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1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupe

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1993 Rolls Royce Silver Spur Touring Limousine

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Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe

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1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II

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Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

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1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

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1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II

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1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

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1951 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn

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1927 Rolls Royce Phantom I

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Rolls Royce Phantom II

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1937 Rolls Royce 25/30

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1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Shooting Break

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Rolls Royce Corniche

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1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Tourer

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1939 Rolls Royce Wraith

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1929 Rolls Royce 20hp

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1909 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

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1928 Rolls Royce Twenty Horsefield Tourer

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You all know the line:

“Rolls Royce Phantom II, 4.3 litre, 30 horsepower, six cylinder engine, with Stromberg downdraft carburetor, can go from zero to 100 kilometers an hour in 12.5 seconds, and I even like the color…”

This time however it is a genuine Rolls Royce Phantom II rather than the 20/25 that actually appeared in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

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2000 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph

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A lovely example of a classic machine, this 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow has just been bought and is now pressed into service as a Wedding Car, further establishing these beautiful machines and their connection with romance.

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1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

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1929 Rolls Royce Twenty

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Perhaps the most recognisable motoring symbol in the world, the Spirit of Ecstasy stands proud atop her mighty mount

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A Queen on her Throne

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1934 Rolls Royce 20/25