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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Happy 75th!

Rolls-Royce turned 75 in 1979.
Today (in my basement 'stuff') I found a 26th of May 1979 Autocar magazine celebrating just that.
 
 
 
They even did a road test in which they drove a new 97,000 Pounds Sterling Phantom VI and a 56,000 Pounds Sterling Camargue.
 
 
 
Comparo:
 
 
Then a quick RR history:
 
 
Sorry bad scans, but you see how it goes:
 
 
 
 
The details:
 
 
But the best part is the proud RR dealers' and suppliers' ads:
 
 
 
 
I had no idea this firm supplied the metal for the grilles:
 
 
 
 
How they build a Silver Shadow:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh, who could have predicted the next 25 years?
 
It's all good though. But no one could have imagined it back then.
 
A copy of the magazine (not mine) can actually be found on Ebay:
 
 
Buy it Now....
 
(Posted by David Irvine)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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