Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.” Sir Henry Royce and Charles Rolls, the founders of Rolls-Royce, settled for nothing but perfection. The above quotation from Henry Royce still guides the brand to this day. And the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars publication is adorned with the first sentence of this guiding principle in large silver letters. The publication will bring together the brand's unique history, which spans more than a century, and modern-day developments. It will draw attention to the Spirit of Ecstasy. The 100th anniversary of the legendary figure, which graces the bonnet of every single Rolls-Royce ever made, served as the occasion for renowned British celebrity photographer Rankin to produce an enthralling 100-piece photo series. The images constitute artistic and often highly personal interpretations of the brand's iconic emblem.
The most prestigious motor car in the world. The true definition of luxuryA tour of the Rolls-Royce facility and a unique insight into the manufacturing processA stunning collection of cars from the earliest models to those of the modern dayA compendium of historical Rolls-Royce pictures, many unseenA luxurious book, beautifully designed and impeccably produced to the highest standardsThe ultimate Rolls Royce volume Step inside a world of engineering excellence with this collection, dedicated to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and officially endorsed by the Rolls-Royce company. Detailed descriptions of the manufacturing process are set against a backdrop of heritage and prestige, including an exclusive showcase of the company's manufacturing facility and a splendid gallery of Rolls-Royce cars dating back to sketches of work from the 1930s. This collection includes numerous unseen photos of Sir Henry Royce driving early versions of his iconic cars.A true behind-the-scenes experience, this book introduces the reader to the Rolls-Royce master craftsmen at work. High-quality images and detailed insights reveal the process by which each car is constructed, from the 2019 Ghost Zenith back in time to the 1904 Original. Rolls-Royce opens their archive to reveal a spectacular timeline of design, providing readers with an insight into the world of those who still uphold the words of Sir Henry Royce: "Strive for perfection in everything you do".The contents list guides the reader through the complete construction of a car: Design and Customisation, Paint and Finish, Chassis Assembly, Woodwork, Leather, Testing, The Spirit of Ecstasy Hood Ornament, and more. With a glimpse at the Rolls- Royce Training Academy and a plethora of featured cars from last year to the start of the last century, this is the ultimate Rolls-Royce collectors' volume. Featured cars include the Silver Ghost (2018), the Phantom Aviator Coupe (2012), the Phantom Tranquillity (2019) the AX201 Silver Ghost (1907), the Phantom II Continental (1934) and many more.Simon Van Booy is a celebrated Anglo-American author, who has won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. His essays have been published in The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and more.Harvey Briggs is the Editor/Publisher of Rides & Drives, a website dedicated to motoring journeys across the world.
The author brings alive the world of the Royal Mews: the coachmakers, Rolls-Royce and specialists who together support the Royal Household fleet. Nearly a decade of research has gone into the production of this book which contains rare drawings, photographs and other memorabilia.
For most of the 20th century right through the present day, the Rolls Royce has stood as the prime symbol of quality and luxury. And here, in its sixth edition, is the fully-updated tribute to these classic cars and the men who created them. First, an engrossing and exquisitely illustrated history of the Rolls Royce covers everything from the birth of the Rolls as a two-cylinder vehicle in 1904 to its recent sale to Volkswagen. Follow the development of the Silver Ghost, the New Phantom, the Bentley and the Wraith, the Shadows and Spirits. The entire second section presents, in detail and with photographs, car and engine specifications. Included are the dates of major mechanical changes and the chassis numbers of the three Royce cars from 1904 to the Park Ward model of 2000, as well as the Bentleys built since 1931. This is truly a celebration worthy of a Rolls!
Pastouna traces the hundreds of Rolls-Royce motor cars used by heads of state from Ethiopia to Peru, ferrying Tito, King Farouk, Sir John Kerr, dictators, presidents and emperors, from the first decade of the century to today. Pastounas full access to Rolls-Royce Company archives and records makes him a fitting person to deliver a book of this magnitude. Each car is fitted with special technical requirements making each a one-of-a-kind custom. Hdbd., 8x 10 3/4, 224 pgs., 189 b&w ill., 19 color.
A unique and personal account of young designer’s journey after joining that most prestigious of marques, Rolls-Royce. Sometimes eccentric, often humorous, the workings of this uniquely British institution during a period of immense change are described in detail. Generously supported by previously unseen illustrations, the author’s story, from his position as designer to Chief Stylist, pulls back the curtain concealing an idiosyncratic institution, motivated as much by pride as the bottom-line.
New Updated Fourth Edition, now in paperback. The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series were a revolutionary step forward when launched in 1965. Here’s the full story, including related coachbuilt cars & the Silver Wraith ll, Corniche & Camargue.