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General facts about Rolls Royce

January 5, 2021 9:09 am

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Rolls Royce is a car manufacturer which was founded by Henry Royce and Charles Rolls in March 1906. It was established in Manchester as a British luxury car and later an aero-engine manufacturing business. The headquarters are currently in Derby.

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The first ever Rolls Royce manufactured had a 1.8 litre engine with 10 horsepower. The company had always focused on creating durable and enduring vehicles. Their commitment to quality means that at least 65% of all Rolls Royce cars ever to have been created are still operational and on the roads today.

The recognisable hood ornament of the Rolls Royce is called “The Spirit of Ecstasy” which appeared in 1911. A car collector based the figure upon his secretary who had turned into his mistress. After the mistress died at sea in 1915, the sculptor of the figure changed the design for Rolls Royce, and it has been the same ever since.

However, the rights to “The Spirit of Ecstasy” were still held by Volkswagen when BMW bought out Rolls Royce from them in 2002. Volkswagen asked for a $40 million transfer ownership to BMW which agreed to the process and paid for it.

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An interesting fact about Rolls Royce is that all of their distinguishable pinstripes are painted by one person by hand. The painter has been doing this for the past and reportedly earns a six-figure salary.

The leader of a “spiritual movement” boasted the largest collection of Rolls Royce in history and had a vehicle fleet management of 93 vehicles. Assistance in vehicle fleets can be found here: https://www.mphvehiclesolutions.co.uk/fleet-management.

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