More than 100 years old, This Rolls Royce Keeps Chugging

By Meera Dolasia on December 5, 2007

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The world's oldest Rolls Royce was manufactured in 1904 and is the fourth Rolls Royce off the assembly line (fourth one to be built). It is a convertible with a 10-horsepower engine and is still running!

The car, which has had only three previous owners, was neglected for 30 years by its second owner. In 1950, it was bought by a Rolls-Royce enthusiast, Percy Binns, who restored it to its former glory.

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After 27 years, Mr. Binns decided to put it up for sale, and it was expected to fetch just over one million US dollars. Instead, the car was sold for 3.5 million British Pounds (about $7.6MM US). The price established a new record for the most expensive Rolls-Royce ever to be sold, and also for the most expensive car of that era (pre-1905).

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  • bucky0730
    bucky0730Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:40 am
    • acegamer22
      acegamer22Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:15 am
      • xxgamerbros2xx
        xxgamerbros2xxFriday, April 22, 2016 at 7:22 am
        THOSE CARS ARE SUPER RARE!!! I wish I had one : )
        • jackymomo
          jackymomoFriday, April 22, 2016 at 7:16 am
          Wow. Wish I had that money
          • ?Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:05 am
            so old
            • King rich 23Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 4:37 am
              never sean a car like that
              • kamrinjamesthe3Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:58 am
                I have a car like that
                • foxy da foxThursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:37 am
                  reminds me of old buick 1912
                  • angelic
                    angelicSunday, January 10, 2016 at 4:41 pm
                    i think that is cray cray.
                    • 1fdferTuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:11 am
                      wow that's amzing

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