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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  • 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
        • 1fdferTuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:11 am
          wow
          • 12345678901Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:05 am
            wow how is that possable
            • 5664636 3Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:04 am
              amzing
              • at98462
                at98462Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:33 am
                Oh my gosh!!!
                • No nameThursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:13 am
                  Wow
                  • katTuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:42 am
                    cool vary old!
                    • matt22
                      matt22Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm
                      what an expensive car

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