The Rolls Royce
This elegantly-designed book chronicles the history of Rolls-Royce automobiles from the company's creation in 1904 to its imminent handover to BMW. All models are featured in chronological order, with sidebars providing additional information about the personalities involved, buying tips, specifications and production figures. Coverage includes the Silver Wraiths, Silver Dawns and Phantoms of the 1946 to 1955 and the absorption of Bentley; the Silver Shadow introduced in 1965; bankruptcy of the car and aero engine company in 1971; the Corniche, Camargue and Phantom (1959 to 1995), and the Silver Spirit, Silver Spur and Silver Dawn (1980 to 1998); and the use of a BMW engine in the 1998 Silver Seraph and the convoluted acquisition of the trademark by the German company.
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