Rolls royce history
In 1884 Henry Royce began a business of electrical and mechanical. In 1904, the engineer engineering largely self built its first car in Manchester. It is introduced with Charles Rolls, a mad aristocrat motors, giving birth to Rolls-Royce founded March 15, 1906. originally the company was founded under the name Rolls Royce but the abbreviation "Rolls" dominated the original name and was then placed in first position. She was transferred to Derby in 1908.
Between 1904 and 1906, 19 cars in two engine cylinders, 2 liters are out of the factories, followed by a few to three-cylinder engine of 3 liters and 30 HP, built in 30 copies. Dressed in a beautiful aluminum body, the 13th car of the series, the "ghost money" Silver Ghost, was part of the history of the automobile traveling 15 000 miles between July 1 and August 8 1907 without any mechanical failure.
The new 40/50 hp model is powered by a six-cylinder engine in line 7 liters, increased to 7.4 liters in 1910 with 6 220 copies will be produced.
First car 10 horsepower 2 cylinder 10 hp and Henry Royce in 1904
The Spirit of Ecstasy "spirit of ecstasy" feeling you get driving a Rolls-Royce
On July 12, 1910, Charles Rolls was killed in an air show.
A more modest 20 hp, powered by a six-cylinder 3.1-liter is sold 2 890 copies. In 1929 the 20/25 succeeds.
Between 1921 and 1931, a factory in Springfield, Massachusetts, will produce 1 700 Silver Ghost with exclusive features.
Walter Owen Bentley will get five wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930 with a car powered by a formidable 3-liter engine equipped with aluminum pistons, a camshaft in head and four valves per cylinder.
Henry Royce died in 1933 but has yet developed the Merlin engine that team including the Supermarine Spitfire fighter.
The factory was moved to Crewe in 1946 and now the body is also constructed where previously this was only the chassis.
In the famous Silver Ghost and Phantom prestigious succeeded the Silver Dawn, Silver Cloud, Silver Spirit / Spur, and the illustrious Silver Shadow unibody and suspension by hydropneumatic Citroën (1965). In 1978 came the Rolls-Royce Camargue, coachwork by Pininfarina. The British manufacturer of military equipment Vickers bought the company in 1980.
The famous radiator cap of the mark, The Spirit of Ecstasy, depicting a young woman's arms and made the dress floating in the wind, is a jewel of Art Nouveau. Charles Sykes was inspired by the Victory of Samothrace to create this figure.
The founding principles of the brand, as enacted by Henry Royce, were simple: "To seek perfection in everything. Take the best of what's out there and improve it. And when nothing exists, the design ".
The Centenary Phantom, a model that will be produced only 40 copies, will mark the centenary of Rolls-Royce.
Note the particular shape of shells, inspired by the architecture of Greek temples.
In a century, the British firm Rolls-Royce has produced some 100 000 cars.
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