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Although the Rolls-Royce brand has been in use on vehicles since 1906, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars subsidiary of BMW AG has no direct relationship to Rolls-Royce branded vehicles produced prior to 2003. The Bentley subsidiary of Volkswagen AG is the direct successor to Rolls-Royce Motors and the other various predecessor entities that produced Rolls-Royce and Bentley branded cars between the foundation of each company and 2003.

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The first Rolls-Royce was built in 1904

Rolls-Royce originated in the electromechanical business founded by Henry Royce in 1884. Royce built his first car in 1904, and in May of that year met Charles Rolls, whose company sold quality cars in London. It has been agreed that Royce Limited will produce a range of cars exclusively sold by CS Rolls & Co – they will bear the Rolls-Royce name.

The “best car in the world” reputation

Later known as the Silver Ghost (produced from 1907 to 1925), the car earned a reputation in the British automotive press as “the best car in the world”. The company’s success continues with descendant models such as the Twenty (1922-29), several Phantoms (started in 1925 and built exclusively for heads of state from 1949), the Silver Ghost (introduced in 1947) and the Silver Dawn (1949) and later worked with models like Silver Cloud (1955), Silver Shadow (1965) and Silver Seraph (1998). 

In 1931, Rolls-Royce acquired Bentley Motors Limited. (founded by Walter Owen Bentley in 1920), a premium car manufacturer whose models gradually took on the same mechanical and styling features as the Rolls-Royce line, save for a few small details. For decades, Rolls-Royce only produced chassis and engines for its cars, and had experienced bodybuilders build the bodies to individual customer requirements. Production of complete vehicles began in 1939.

Is Rolls-Royce bulletproof ?

Alpine’s armored Rolls-Royce Phantom is built with the latest technology to provide customers with the highest level of protection. This bulletproof Rolls-Royce is normally A9/B6+ rated and is resistant to 7.62mm lead, 5.56×45 and M80 bullets and 2 DM51 grenades.