more facts of rolls royces!!
*At the Rolls-Royce factories in Crewe and London the cars are always referred to as Royces. They are never
*The Rolls-Royce radiator grille is made entirely by hand and eye - no measuring instruments are used.
*It takes one man one day to make a Rolls-Royce radiator, and then five hours are spent polishing it
*The Rolls -Royce radiator was not registered as a trademark until 1974
It takes over 800 man-hours to make the body of a Phantom VI
During the First World War Rolls-Royce made rifles
*You will never open an ashtray in a modern Rolls-Royce and find a cigarette end. It empties automatically.
*A Rolls-Royce does not break down. It 'fails to proceed.'
*Notices have been hung around the factory bearing the legend: 'Beware silent cars.'
*Even today every Rolls-Royce engine is completely hand built
*The cooling capacity of the air-conditioning system in the Silver Spirit is equivalent to that of 30 domestic refrigerators
No one is certain who designed the Rolls-Royce radiator grille or the interlinked RR badge
*Sir Henry Royce was always known as 'R' at the factory. The practice of addressing people by their initials, especially on written memorandums, is still continued at the factory