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1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom 10EX prototype up for auction

1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom 10EX – Click above for high-res image gallery Times change and so do trends. These days, everyone's clamouring for more environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient cars that even Rolls-Royce is tinkering with electric propulsion. The program is being carried out on the 102EX electric Phantom prototype. But go back nearly a century and speed was the cause célèbre du jour. And then just as now, Rolls-Royce was keen to prove its mettle. This was the car with which it did so. As Rolls-Royce presented the first-generation Phantom to the world,... Read More

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    Rumormill: Rolls-Royce mulling V16 roadster, SUV
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    Rolls-Royce may be working on a new, mega-powerful roadster for 2017. CAR reports the convertible would conceivably boast a V16 engine. Of course, the report gets a little muddled here, with CAR saying the engine would be very similar to that of the one that powers the Bugatti Veyron. We all know the French machine makes use of a W16 mill. Even so, the ...

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    Rolls-Royce rings up best-ever sales year
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    The wheeled monolith above is the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase – a rolling demonstration of the real definition of "More." For that reason we can use it as a symbol of the firm's sales, which have not only achieved 'more' for the past three years but have also broken company records. Adding to its record-setting years in 2010 and ...

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    Featured: Rolls-Royce Phantom celebrates decade of decadence
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    Ten years ago, Rolls-Royce opened its Goodwood manufacturing facility and handed over the keys to the very first Phantom. Back then, parent company BMW was cranking out Phantom sedans at the blistering pace of one unit per day. By the end of 2003, that number had tripled, and today, the Goodwood plant builds a total of 20 Phantoms in sedan, coupe, ...

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    Video: Rolls-Royce Phantom gets crazy rally racing off road!
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    This is obviously not they type of outlandish behaviour you'd expect to see coming from your average Rolls-Royce owner. Most big spenders would cringe at the thought of tossing their $470,000 Phantom through the mud, but not this careless mud-slinging millionaire. According to the video, the big displacement 6.7-litre V12 is perfectly suited for some ...

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    Opinion: Even in a down economy, Rolls-Royce is on a roll
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    Limited Volume, Big Margins Spell Success Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to selling super luxury. Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös expects the British automaker to again post a record year, despite the economic troubles in Europe and weak growth in both the US and China. "It is not all doom and gloom out there," ...

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    Paris: Rolls-Royce goes glam, celebrates Art Deco heritage in Paris
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    Rolls-Royce has used the 2012 Paris Motor Show to pull the covers off its art deco-inspired Phantom saloon, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Ghost models. These three bespoke machines are said to pay homage to the 1925 Paris Exhibition or Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Not coincidentally, the phrase 'art ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce planning one or two new models based on the Ghost
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    Fourteen years after Volkswagen bought Bentley, its English brand has two distinct lines, Mulsanne and Continental – with numerous variants at the Continental's lower price point – an SUV on the way and perhaps a sports car and a Mulsanne convertible, too. In the 14 years since BMW bought Rolls-Royce, its English brand has the Phantom and ...

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    Video: Exotic Gumball garage jammed with dream cars [w/video]
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    The high-octane Gumball 3000 is a wild cross-country journey featuring exotic luxury cars, custom supercars and even a few odd-ball weapons of choice. When you gather over 100 insane cars like these in downtown New York City, it's a real challenge to keep a low profile. But the Gumball organizers somehow manage to lay low with this top secret garage ...

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    Study: Car History - May 25, Pt. 2: John Lennon takes delivery of psychadelic Rolls-Royce, and the car's Canadian connection
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    On this day in 1967, John Lennon's Rolls-Royce Phantom Limousine received a repaint that shocked the world - in good ways and bad. The car started out as a Phantom, serial number 5VD73, painted in Valentine Black. However, even in this state, this wasn't any old Phantom (as if one could say that about a Rolls). This was John Lennon's phantom. He had the ...

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    Beijing: Rolls-Royce unveils updated Phantom Extended Wheelbase at Beijing Motor Show
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    Considering how short some product lifecycles have become, it boggles the mind to think that Rolls-Royce has had the Phantom on the market for nearly ten years now. And with the next-generation model not expected to arrive for another few years, the model that relaunched the brand under BMW ownership stands to reach its Bar Mitzvah before it's replaced. ...