More than 100 years old, This Rolls Royce Keeps Chugging

By Meera Dolasia on December 5, 2007

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.

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).

Sources: ukreuters.com, timesonline

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  • CUPCAKES!!5/19/2012
    cool
    • SchoolGirl6/12/2012
      AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • epicepix
        epicepix8/29/2012
        Wow! The owners must have taken it with delicate care!
        • raindrop9/12/2012
          oh cars are my fave
          • imdabomb
            imdabomb12/14/2012
            Wow
            • Ninja3/12/2013
              Well, the car looks interesting, i can be sometimes love old-fashioned inventions, like the telegraph and mechanical television
              • buggirl
                buggirl7/19/2013
                I'm glad that this piece of history is still around today.
                • mintshine
                  mintshine8/17/2013
                  cool
                  • mari 10/10/2013
                    wow i would love to have that car
                    • Uhh3/27/2014
                      its CRAZY HOW IT still runs

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