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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  • matt22
    matt22Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm
    what an expensive car
    • dragon624
      dragon624Monday, March 16, 2015 at 8:09 pm
      so amazed for a weird for10 horsepower for $79,000,000
      • baczzz
        baczzzMonday, March 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm
        10 horsepowers! not very good for even back then and its not worth it, its 7.6 MILLION! jeezes none would pay that much for that!
        • nataliatabile
          nataliatabileMonday, March 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm
          This was posted on my birthday
          • BroTuesday, March 3, 2015 at 10:00 am
            That's RAD!!!!
            • nick483
              nick483Monday, January 5, 2015 at 12:24 am
              wow that is still a good looking car
              • turtle kingWednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10:08 am
                Sweet
                • combat11
                  combat11Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 9:22 am
                  this is the best car i have ever seen. it is the best
                  • gfvfgcgtyytFriday, November 28, 2014 at 2:14 pm
                    thats my car
                    • egFriday, September 19, 2014 at 3:17 pm
                      ok a 100 years old wow wow!!!!!

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