History of the Rolls Royce Phantom
The Rolls Royce Phantom is considered as the ultimate car of luxury. Most celebrities including Hollywood stars love to be photographed with them. These cars are the epitome of elegance and sophistication but what is its history?
On the 4th of May, the Midland Hotel in Manchester became witness to the union of two legends in the history of the world. The automotive industry experienced a story in the making with exclusive Rolls Royce cars being rolled out in 1906. Charles Rolls and Henry Royce joined forces with a quest to create quality English cars that would hit the roads with élan. What is now known as the famous Manchester lunch, the pair of legendary car makers decided that they would exclusively sell the many cars Royce could roll out which led to the Rolls-Royce company to be formed in 1906.
By 1907, the company announced the exclusive six cylinder Silver Ghosts of great repute. The vehicle broke the aspect of craftsmanship, engineering and even attention to details which attained it the reputation of being the best car in the world. The company also produced its first aircraft engine in 1914 which became an integral part of the First World War. It was equipped with the Silver Ghost car chassis toughened as armour used as a combat car.
Since then the Rolls Royce has churned out various models in the automotive industry which have garnered immense reputation worldwide. The industry lost the legend Charles Rolls in an unfortunate accident in an air show in July 1910. Henry Royce died in April 1933 at the age of 70.