Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Christmas Rolls

Photos by Salt Water New England

Rolls Royce, 1939 Sedanca de Ville.  Coachbuilder: H.J. Mulliner & Co.



19 comments:

  1. Absoulte perfection! Thank you so very much!

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  2. Never desired one.. give me an XK150 convertible in pearl white.

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  3. odd, but the first visual reference I thought of when when I saw this car was Bonnie Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow and their shotguns

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    1. It would have been even odder if at first you thought it was a vintage Subaru.

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  4. An opportunity to repeat an old joke.

    A young man, anxious to show off his recently acquired wealth, invited a friend for a ride in the Rolls he just bought. As they rode along, he turned to his friend and asked "ever ridden in a Rolls?"

    His friend replied "not in the front."

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  5. Does it mean that now all of us Trads need to get RRs for authenticity?

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    1. A Rover will do, if you can find one. Princess Grace used to drive one and the British Embassy in Washington used to have a few.

      There are still Jaguars, of course, but I'm not sure where they are on the scale of authenticity.

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  6. The Mulliner Rollers are the best but they are very expensive to insure, run and maintain.

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  7. when i saw the title of this post, i expected photos of yule logs. :)

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  8. I sometimes use one when my Daimler is being washed.

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  9. Anyone have experience riding in the back of one of these magnificent vehicles? What is it like?

    I am afraid that since I tend to be the hoi in hoi polloi, I do not believe I will ever ride in one.

    JCW

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    1. Yes! A church acquaintance had one. It was an older model but I don't know which. I doubt it was pre-war, however. But that was something like 45 years ago and to be honest, I don't remember if I rode in the front or in the back, although I'm pretty sure it had right hand drive.

      While any Rolls-Royce is special, the most exceptional car I've been in was a Bristol. It had left-hand drive and I didn't get to drive it, either. Leonard Setright drove Bristols but he also wrote an excellent little book on Rolls-Royces.

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  10. Just looking at the Rolls with that burgundy color oozes wealth, prestige and class.

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  11. Yes, and the RR back seat is very comfortable, thank you. So are older Cadillacs. Riding in the backseat of a 1980’s Fleetwood is like sitting on your living room sofa.

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  12. There's a garage not far from Guilford, CT, in Stony Creek, CT (part of Branford, CT) where Rolls-Royces and Bentleys are taken care of. Two generations of TLC for them...first with Peter Brainerd and then with Stuart Brainerd of Brainerd's Garage That may be why one sees so many of them in perfect shape in the area. More models of early Rollses appear on their Facebook page.

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  13. Beautiful automobile. Thank you!

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