About Rolls Royce
Rolls-Royce Limited was established by Henry Royce and Charles Stewart Rolls in the United Kingdom on 15 March 1906. It was initially set up as a British car manufacturer. Later on in 1914, the company started manufacturing aero-engine. It continued to excel it its business for the following decades. However, due to the development of the advanced RB211 turbofan jet engine, Rolls-Royce faced a sudden downfall in 1971. As a result, the British government acquired the business of the company. In 1973, the car division was de-merged from its parent company - Rolls-Royce Limited - and named as Rolls-Royce Motors.
Rolls-Royce celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004, and the centenary of its most famous car, the Silver Ghost, in 2007. In 2003, after ending its partnership with Bentley, the company produced an all-new Phantom, available as a sedan, coupe, or convertible. A limited-edition Phantom Silver was issued in 2004 to mark the company's uninterrupted 100-year run. Cars to come include the new, smaller RR4, a "Baby Roller" in the tradition of the 20HP of the 1920s. And to set the record straight: the red enamel radiator badge was changed to black during the Phantom II period, before the death of Henry Royce.