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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  • egFriday, September 19, 2014 at 3:17 pm
    ok a 100 years old wow wow!!!!!
    • youloTuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:57 am
      crazy right looks cool
      • ford mustangTuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:53 am
        i want one but where do i find one of those cars
        • ford mustangTuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:51 am
          the car look cool.also only ten horsepower what the top speed on that car.crazy right lol
          • ford mustangTuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:47 am
            wow crazy it still runs after 100 yrs
            • UhhThursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:56 am
              its CRAZY HOW IT still runs
              • mari Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm
                wow i would love to have that car
                • mintshine
                  mintshineSaturday, August 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm
                  cool
                  • buggirl
                    buggirlFriday, July 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm
                    I'm glad that this piece of history is still around today.
                    • NinjaTuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm
                      Well, the car looks interesting, i can be sometimes love old-fashioned inventions, like the telegraph and mechanical television

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