History of Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd is a company which produces luxury car brand Rolls-Royce.

Foundation of the company occurred in 1904. The creators of the company became a well-known engineer Frederick Generous and businessman Charles Stewart rolls. In honor of these people and was given the name of the company. Until 1933 the company logo were two woven by the letter "R" and the prescription made by the academic type. The emblem was placed on a red background, but after the death of one of the founders - Royce, background decided to change to black.

The first luxury car brand Rolls-Royce was released in the state of Manchester at the end of 1904. Today this car is in private possession of the family of Love. For many years Rolls-Royce has made no attempt to return the first car, as the saying goes, "home", but no attempt was not successful. On the proposed amounts can only guess and compose legends.

In 1906 four-cylinder model, developed by Rolls-Royce is the winner of the rally "Tourist Trophy". The company on our laurels is not stopped and, without wasting time, surprised the world with new records: rally Monte Carlo - London" and "silver Trophy". All cars-winners was the experimental design, which was based on "Royce - Prototype", which released until 1907 was close to 100 copies.

But present a magical birth of the world famous brand Rolls-Royce has been a little later: in 1906, the company is the world's first chassis Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP. After some time the development is given a unique name - "Silver Ghost", which translates as "Silver Spirit".

"Silver Ghost" has virtually become the most famous car of the planet. A year later in 1907 advertising the car goes under the slogan: "the Best car in the world".

In 1931 Rolls-Royce was able to "get even" with his most dangerous rival, who had a reputation as a quality manufacturer of vehicles- "Bentley". Rolls-Royce is simply acquires the aforementioned brand, which at that time was in very difficult financial position.

Every year the prestige of the brand Rolls-Royce is growing, and already in the early 50-ies of the company's clients include listed Royal court of Britain, and many other aristocratic families of the world.

In early 1971, namely on 4 February, the world was stunned by the appalling news: Rolls-Royce went bankrupt, to improve the financial condition of the Rolls-Royce agreed the British government, which invested in the company of $ 250 million.

In 1975 with the help of foreign designers created the first production car brand Rolls-Royce - Rolls-Royce Camague (rolls-Royce Camark).

The famous seven-seater limousine under the name Rolls-Royce Park Ward was initially conceived as a vehicle for representation purposes, but in the company directory development is presented as a "sedan". The first acquaintance Rolls-Royce Park Ward with the world happened at the international motor show in Frankfurt in September 1991.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company was a limited-edition (50 copies) model Rolls-Royce Flying Spur.

To this day the most prestigious development by the company is considered to be the model Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II Touring Limousine. The year is not more than 25 or so cars and, of course, the luxury of such a price of 300 thousand dollars are available only to wealthy clients.

In 1998, Rolls-Royce company falls under the influence of well-known German company BMW. During the struggle for Rolls-Royce & Bentleу he gets all the plants located in Crewe, as well as the brand Bentley.

On the first day of 2003 Rolls-Royce finally passes into the ownership of BMW. After a few days, January 5, at the international auto show in Detroit was presented a new conceptual model of 2003.

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