More than 100 years old, This Rolls Royce Keeps Chugging

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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).

Sources: ukreuters.com, times online

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  • eman500
    eman500Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12:39 pm
    Haha Compare cars back then and then to now
    • smile7990
      smile7990Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 1:34 pm
      WOW
      • lalaMonday, January 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm
        cool
        • Car guyTuesday, January 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm
          Rolls Royce is the best. Thank you Charles rolls and Henry Royce
          • puggirl
            puggirlFriday, December 22, 2017 at 7:22 am
            One beautiful car or whatever it is
            • swagThursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:06 am
              that is a nice car after restoring it
              • waltlarzWednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:49 am
                cool
                • matthew taylorWednesday, September 20, 2017 at 4:54 pm
                  its top speed is probably 50mph but it looks really good, its probabilites of being bought are a 50 50 chance.
                  • kdogTuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:11 am
                    that such a good looking car i would love to own that
                    • coolFriday, May 26, 2017 at 8:30 am
                      How much money is that thing

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