The Rolls-Royce

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Osprey Publishing, 2003 - Transportation - 32 pages
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The Rolls-Royce name is synonymous with perfection and the pursuit of excellence, on account of the extraordinarily high engineering standards demanded by Henry Royce, the marque's founder. His first car, built in 1904, attracted the attention of the aristocratic Charles Rolls, who was initially responsible for selling it. Soon afterwards came the legendary Silver Ghost and Royce's place in motoring history was secure. All subsequent models have followed this perfectionist approach, maintained by BMW, which acquired the company in 1998. About the author Jonathan Wood is a founder member of the staff of Classic Cars magazine, he has twice won the Guild of Motoring Writers' Montagu Trophy and is a two-times recipient of the Society of Automotive Historians' Cugnot Award. Other titles for Shire by this author are: The Bean Austin Seven The Citroeuml;n The Bullnose Morris Classic Cars The Model T Ford The Volkswagen Beetle
  

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The author of some thirty-five books on the motoring of yesteryear, Jonathan Wood has made a particular study of the histories of Britain's multifarious car makers. He has received the Guild of Motoring Writers' Montagu Trophy and the Society of Automotive Historians' Cugnot Award.

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