Who wouldn’t like to possess a sleek Rolls-Royce ? Such as the ultra-luxurious Phantom Coupé ?
How old is it?
The car was born over 100 years ago. In fact, Charles Stewart Rolls, son of a baronet, and self-made man Henry Royce stipulated a contract. This revolutionized the story of the motor-car. Firstly, they were certain that the creation of the Rolls-Royce Motors Limited combined innovation and perfection. Secondly, they were convinced that their car would become famous. Little did they realize how popular it would become. Indeed, it represented luxury and is still sought after by kings and heads of state. The first Rolls-Royce was registered with the number M612. The engine was also produced for aircraft, starting with the First World War.
Success of Rolls Royce
The secret of the car’s success was the attention to every detail, including the materials used. Indeed, the success was also due to the car’s perfect mechanism and its lack of noise. The M612 continued to work perfectly for over nineteen years. Success has continued to the present day. A 1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III coupé can reach an asking price of around $100,000.
One of the features of the car was the mascot, screwed onto the bonnet. The most famous was its ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’, estimated to have an asking price of $250. An unusual kneeling model could reach $1,500. Early mascots, including those of other cars, are much sought after.
Toy vehicles and tins depicting the car are also much in demand. A 1924 tinplate biscuit tin of the Rolls-Royce could fetch $2,100. Car manufacturers’ advertising signs are also very collectible, especially those for the Rolls-Royce.