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Sunday, September 23, 2012

"When it Does Not Exist, Design it!"

Sir Henry Royce's own words.
 
 
Or did Bernd Pischetsrieder say those same words after he paid $40 million Pounds for the name Rolls-Royce before 'The Big Split' ?
That's all he got. No factory, no workers, no Silver Ghost AX201 ("Oops!", he must've said there) and no 'TU' registration numbers.
 
Just a name.
 
Read the excellent book 'Kidnap of the Flying Lady' by Richard Feast for the whole story...
 
 
Anyway, I have somehow got my hands on an early Goodwood Phantom brochure.
It's a good one (big too), so I will share some of the images:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A great design by Marek Djordjevic and the gang.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What a job they did.
Who said "You can't make somethin' from nuthin'...?"
 
That's what I thought when I first laid eyes on a pre production prototype Phantom in Las Vegas.
Bernd agrees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Posted by David Irvine)
 
 

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