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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  • coolFriday, May 26, 2017 at 8:30 am
    How much money is that thing
    • BoyMonday, May 22, 2017 at 11:15 am
      • blake Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 11:21 am
        i love thaat car
        • silvermoon33
          silvermoon33Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm
          That's really cool.
          • iloveoldcars
            iloveoldcarsTuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:27 am
            i want one
            • im richTuesday, January 3, 2017 at 6:57 am
              I HAVE ONE
              • cool dudeSaturday, December 31, 2016 at 5:12 pm
                i want that car for free
                • youcrackmirrors
                  youcrackmirrorsSaturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:53 am
                  Ugh do people know what style is 100 years ago. I don`t want it at all.
                  • carguy4982
                    carguy4982Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:04 am
                    same here
                  • xThursday, September 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm
                    • dgTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:06 pm
                      cool car but not my type

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