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10 Most Amazing Rolls Royce Models Ever Made, Ranked

  
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10 Most Amazing Rolls Royce Models Ever Made, Ranked
 

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10 Most Amazing Rolls Royce Models Ever Made, Ranked

Rolls Royce is a car company steeped in age, but that hasn't stopped them from building amazing vehicle models that stand the test of time.

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From the early 1900s,  Rolls Royce  has come a very long way to what we see on the market today. It is not often we not only see a company this old recognize who they are straight away, but also know that the quality of their product has not dropped off even in the slightest degree, no matter what the circumstances have been.

With such a comprehensive history, we cannot help but ask what the best models of Rolls Royce are. Well, here are the top ten Rolls Royce models ever made.

10  Corniche


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Coming in at number 10 is the Rolls Royce Corniche. In production between 1971 and 1995, the Corniche is a 2-door soft-top convertible coupe. As all Royce’s are, it was hand-assembled in the UK, London to be exact, and has a sibling; the Silver Shadow series. It is interesting to note that the Corniche was also sold as a Bentley, which later became to be known as the Bentley Continental. It truly is a Sunday drive sort of car, with a 3-speed automatic gearbox and a top speed of a nifty 118 miles per hour!

Twenty


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One of the earliest Rolls Royce’s produced, the Twenty was built between 1922 and 1929, with a total of 2,940 cars sold in those 7 years. The cabin was built by a passionate contractor and the customer was able to select whichever style they would like, and it would be custom produced to their exact taste.

The Twenty was perhaps the most elegant looking of them all to date, it is nothing short of a work of art. The engine, well, could only reach 60 miles per hour so, again, another Sunday drive kind of car!

Phantom I


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Produced alongside the Twenty was the second series of the Phantom. Brought in to production in 1925, it came with a larger engine unit and made use of overhead valves, compared to the side valves seen in the previous model, the Silver Ghost.

The production rate was a little bit higher than the Twenty, with a touch over 2,250 built in the UK and a further 1,200 in the US. It was perhaps the beginning of that signature slick-look that we have come to know from RR.

Phantom II


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For fans of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you will know this car very well! Sticking with the theme of the Phantom, the third series began production in 1929, before halting production in 1936.

In those 7 years, Rolls sold a total of 1,680 Phantom II cars and was quite similar to the aforementioned badge, except for a couple of differences; there was an upgrade chassis and the front axle had been fixed to a half-elliptical ‘leaf spring’. The main modification, however, was an upgrade to the springs of the rear axle.

Silver Wraith


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Being the company’s first car after World War II, the Silver Wraith was a very special unit for more than just this reason. The performance was enhanced, but this was unnoticeable to the naked eye, as the elegant body covered these changes.

Actually, it was so beautiful, that it became the go-to car for some governmental and royal engagements; Irish Presidential Car, Royal Dutch State Limousine and the Ceremonial Car of the Brazilian Government. It also features in some big box office movies such as Batman and James Dean!

Phantom III


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With only 727 Phantom III’s sold, there is no doubt that it was only fit for those who had more than a few bucks to throw around! It was Rolls Royce’s first V12 car until almost the turn of the century, but what made it so special was that it comprised of a full-aluminium alloy engine, and, it was packed with over 7,300 cc of raw power, reaching speeds of almost 88 miles per hour.

Phantom Convertible Coupe


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The Phantom Convertible Coupe was the first of its kind, introduced in 2007 in the US, it is the newest model so far on this list. Able to squeeze in 4 people, Royce’s coupe was, and is still, considered by some, as the epitemy of premium luxury.

Coming with a 2-tone color scheme as standard, for the upper and lower body, it is fitted out with superior interior décor, and comes with many customizable upgrades. Fun fact, the very first model was sold at a charity auction for $2 million USD!

Silver Ghost


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Considered by many as one of the best ever productions by Rolls Royce is the Silver Ghost, and, well, rightly so. Sold between 1906 and 1926, the Ghost found its way to the homes of just over 7,800 homes throughout the world. In fact, they were so well-built, that many of these cars today, some over 100 years old, are still in working order! For anyone who has seen one of these beauties, you will notice the finest little details have been constructed with the closest possible attention to detail, making the overall product simply magnificent.

Silver Shadow


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Produced towards the mid-end of the 1900s is the Silver Shadow, or otherwise known as the Silver Wraith II. Despite the more modern looking cars by Rolls Royce nowadays, the Silver Shadow is the company’s marquee car, and so it is no surprise it is the most common Rolls on our roads today, with over 30,000 being produced, and all hand-made thank you very much! Boasting a tad over 170 horse power and a V8 engine, it is the perfect all-round car for everyday use.

Phantom


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The Silver Shadow may be Royce’s flagship car, but the Phantom is arguably on equal ground. Featuring a full aluminium interior, body and engine, it keeps the weight to a minimum, making it the fastest car produced to date, comprising of 453 horse power and a V12 engine, but, it is not going to turn heads by zooming down the street, enjoy your ride, make people earn it. Originating in 2003, the Phantom has come a very long way in its 16 years of existence, and is still going stronger than ever.


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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Only a dream, perhaps, for most, to actually own one.  Back to when I started this group I asked if anyone, other than me, ever had the experience of driving a Rolls Royce.  I did for a day - one identical to this one pictured below (this group's avatar), when I wore my Greek fisherman's cap to look like a real chauffeur and drove my friends the bride and bridegroom around Toronto's downtown right after their wedding, causing pedestrians to stop and stare and almost stopping traffic.  What a feeling that was.

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Buzz of the Orient
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2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Not only are the cars themselves majestic, but their names, Phantom, Wraith, Shadow, Ghost, Spectre help to render them legendary.  My ex-wife had a cousin who owned hotels in the Bahamas who drove a white Silver Shadow.  I recall he had to replace a wheel on the car, and had to spend almost as much money for it as my car was worth. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

There are lots of movies in which a Rolls Royce is used, and just off the top of my head I can think of four - The Yellow Rolls Royce, Goldfinger, The Great Gatsby, Sabrina...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4  Vic Eldred    one month ago

I've never even been in one, but I do recall an old TV show (which I doubt few remember) about a millionaire captain of the Los Angeles Police homicide division who is chauffeured around to solve crimes in a 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II.


 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    one month ago

In case anyone besides me is unable to open YouTube, here is an image of that car:

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Buzz of the Orient
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4.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    one month ago

If you had a chioice of one of the ones on the list above, which one would you choose?  Personally, notwithstanding all the contemporary beneficial features of the modern Phantom, number 1 on the list, I love the white Silver Wraith, number 6.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2    one month ago

I'd go with the Phantom.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.2.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.1    one month ago

I assume you mean the bottom image (Number 1) most modern Phantom.  Guess these cars are just too rich for everyone else's blood.  LOL.

 
 
 
charger 383
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5  charger 383    one month ago

Saw this article about a Roll Royce police car.  A dealer in Miami Beach FL loaned the police there a Rolls Royce to use for publicity and recruiting 

Miami Beach   police officers have a flashy new accessory that hasn’t won the department many fans.

MBPD   announced its new   Rolls-Royce   Ghost cruiser earlier this month. The luxury car, wrapped in the department's black and white livery, is intended to draw interest at upcoming recruiting events, according to   Axios .

The estimated cost of a vehicle of that vintage is around $110,000. The police department unveiled the Rolls-Royce in a flashy advert featuring an idyllic sunset and swaying palms.

Department spokesperson, Christopher Bess, said incorporating the car into recruitment ads was “an innovative and fun way to connect with the consumer market”.

The car was loaned to the department by Miami dealership, Braman Motors. The company still owns the vehicle and sponsored the costs of wrapping the car. The dealership will allow the police department to use the vehicle until it decides it wants the car back.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @5    one month ago

I think a Rolls Royce hearse would be a great idea - give a person their last ride in real luxury. 

 
 
 
charger 383
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6  charger 383    one month ago

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Here is a picture of the Rolls Royce police car

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @6    one month ago

Thinking back to your comment about the Studebaker Avanti, I thought you thought cars should have a grill.

 
 
 
charger 383
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6.1.1  charger 383  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1    one month ago

256

Here is a front on view

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @6.1.1    one month ago

LOL

 
 
 
Krishna
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7  Krishna    one month ago

Dubai is an oil rich country on the Persian Gulf. Their extreme wealth is obvious. I remember reading that their police cars are mostly luxury (or high performance) vehicles so I googled it and quickly looked at the results.(--> LINK to Wikipedia article)

[...]

Exotic vehicles

The Dubai Police Force operates a variety of  performance cars luxury cars supercars , and  concept cars  for policing. The rarity and cost of the vehicles, as well as their unusual role in policing, tend to attract the interest of foreigners. However, the belief that they are standard patrol cars or used in  pursuits  is false—the exotic cars are only used for  traffic enforcement  in  tourist areas , and policing in the rest of the city, including responses to emergencies and pursuits, is conducted by regular patrol units in cheaper patrol cars. [53]

Guinness world records awarded Dubai police force for having the world’s fastest car, a Bugatti Veyron in service operation. It has a top speed of 253 mph(407 km/hr). It also has a 16 cylinder engine with capability to generate 1000 horsepower. Acceleration from 0 to 60mph takes two and a half seconds. The previous record holder belonged to the Italian police force, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. [53]

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @7.1    one month ago

All that for show?

 
 
 
Krishna
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7.1.2  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1.1    one month ago
All that for show?

Yes.

Its truly amazing how much wealth the Arab states on the Gulf have! 

(And because most have such small population, the amount of money per capita is amazing!)

 
 
 
Krishna
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7.1.3  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @7.1.2    one month ago
Its truly amazing how much wealth the Arab states on the Gulf have! 

Re: "The Gulf":

BTW here's a bit of perhaps interesting -- but unimportant--trivia:

Most of the world refers to that body of water as "The Persian Gulf". (Persia of course refers to Iran, which borders it).

However on the other side of the water there are Arab states, and I've heard most of the Arabs refer to it as "The Arabian Gulf"!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.1.4  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @7.1.2    one month ago

Perhaps they should diversity their sources of income - the movement towards curtailing use of fossil fuels is bound to have an effect eventually. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.1.5  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @7.1.3    one month ago

I think that the only gulfs I ever knew were the Gulf of Mexico and the gas stations. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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7.1.6  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1.4    one month ago
Perhaps they should diversity their sources of income

They are working towards that. 

BTW there's a deal in the works that the U.S. is behind: If the Saudis recognize Israel (and of course have normal diplomatic relations) the U.S. will supply a nuclear reactor to the Saudis. (Which they want-- because they are very aware their oil deposits won't last forever.It will be for peaceful uses only).

There are a few other sticking points which will probably eventually overcome (I IRC the Saudis are demanding Israel recognize a Palestinian state).

Of course this deal would be highly beneficial to all three countries . . . 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.1.7  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @7.1.6    one month ago

The sticking point has always been that Israel REQUIRES that the Palestinians recognize Israel as being a Jewish State.  They never have.  Will they now to make that deal?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @7    one month ago

Dubai has many things of interest - an attempt to out-tower the Tower of Babel, a hotel that resembles a sailboat, so why not?

 
 
 
Kavika
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8  Kavika     one month ago

There are eleven (11) top RRs. This is probably the most popular and numerous. 

The Rolls Royce GC18.

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Buzz of the Orient
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8.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @8    one month ago

LOL.  Do they use them on the Mar a Lago course?

 
 

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