Rolls-Royce Specifications

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Rolls-Royce Specifications
Arguably the most famous partnership in automotive history belongs to Rolls Royce. Having acquired a Deauville car, Henry Royce was so dissatisfied that he decided to build his own; somewhat of a perfectionist his first car, the 10hp, ran with unsurpassed precision. It would impress many, none more so than one Charles Rolls, who offered to sell as many cars as Royce could manufacture. A partnership was formed, and Rolls Royce born.

At first there would be only one model, a running chassis 40/50 that required the purchaser to obtain a body from a coachbuilder (a practice not uncommon for the time). As demand grew, the company would move from Manchester to Derby, then came the smaller Twenty, powered by a new overhead valve six of 3.1 litres, which would grow to 4.3 litres by 1936.

The 40/50 was replaced by the awesome 7.6 litre Phantom, which featured a hypoid rear axle with allowed the body to sit lower on the car, resulting in a significant handling improvement; this would be the last car designed by Royce, he passing in 1933. Subsequent exports to the US market would ensure the marques survival through the difficult depression years, there even being a factory set up in Springfield Massachusetts (in 1919) to build cars not only designed for US conditions, but to avoid the crippling US Tariff’s.

The Phantom III of 1935 was powered by a V12 to help it compete with the best Detroit could offer, it fitted with independent front suspension. The company would garner a stellar reputation during the Second World War with the Merlin engines fitted to Britain’s Spitfire fighter and Lancaster bomber. After the war Rolls Royce switched to providing their cars with factory fitted bodies, each built with the same care and precision that went with the chassis and engines. It has always been the case that Britain has produced the finest in quality combined with upper-class,  the Silver Ghost, Silver Cloud and Silver Shadow are without peer, and only one company would have dared manufacture cars of this ilk, one founded by a perfectionist of course.
1905 Rolls-Royce 15 hp  

1905 Rolls-Royce 15 hp

1905 Rolls-Royce 20 hp Heavy 'Grey Ghost'  

1905 Rolls-Royce 20 hp Heavy 'Grey Ghost'

1905 Rolls-Royce 20 hp Light  

1905 Rolls-Royce 20 hp Light

1905 Rolls-Royce 30 hp  

1905 Rolls-Royce 30 hp

1905 Rolls-Royce 30 hp Long  

1905 Rolls-Royce 30 hp Long

1905 Rolls-Royce Legalimit  

1905 Rolls-Royce Legalimit

1907 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost  

1907 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost

1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  

1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

1922 Rolls-Royce 20  

1922 Rolls-Royce 20

1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I  

1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II LWB  

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II LWB

1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom III  

1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom III

1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith  

1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith

1946 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith  

1946 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn  

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV  

1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV

1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn  

1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith  

1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud  

1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

1959 Rolls-Royce Phantom V  

1959 Rolls-Royce Phantom V

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II  

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III  

1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow  

1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

1975 Rolls-Royce Camargue  

1975 Rolls-Royce Camargue

1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow  

1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB  

1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB

1982 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI  

1982 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI

1986 Rolls-Royce Corniche  

1986 Rolls-Royce Corniche

1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit  

1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

1992 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV  

1992 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV

1992 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II  

1992 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II

1992 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II  

1992 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II

1992 Rolls-Royce Touring Limousine  

1992 Rolls-Royce Touring Limousine

1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit  

1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

1996 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur  

1996 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph  

1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

1999 Rolls-Royce Corniche  

1999 Rolls-Royce Corniche

2000 Rolls-Royce Park Ward  

2000 Rolls-Royce Park Ward

2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom  

2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom

2004 Rolls-Royce 100EX  

2004 Rolls-Royce 100EX

2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase  

2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase

2006 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe  

2006 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe  

2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

2009 Rolls-Royce Ghost  

2009 Rolls-Royce Ghost

2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase  

2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase

2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom  

2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom

2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase  

2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase

2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II  

2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II

2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Coupe  

2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Coupe

2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Drophead Coupe  

2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Drophead Coupe

2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Extended Wheelbase  

2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Extended Wheelbase

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