When Henry Royce was designing the first Rolls‑Royce, a friend advised him to “turn out a reliable car at a low price”. But Royce had other ideas. He sought to turn out “the best motor car in the world regardless of cost”. More than 100 years later, that same desire for perfection is the driving force behind Rolls‑Royce Motor Cars.

Since 1904, we’ve created instantly recognisable motor cars that have made the marque an icon all over the world.

With a shared ambition to make the future of motoring extraordinary, the Honourable Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce joined forces in 1904. Despite being from very different backgrounds, the founders of Rolls‑Royce Motor Cars formed an unlikely partnership – one forged from a shared passion for engineering and a desire to create the Best Car in the World.

Rolls and Royce first met on 4 May 1904 in Manchester. Within minutes of seeing Royce’s twin-cylinder 10hp, Rolls knew he had found what he was looking for. After taking the motor car for a drive, Rolls agreed on the spot to sell as many motor cars as Royce could build, under the name Rolls‑Royce.

One of Johnson’s early adverts for the 40/50hp motor car promoted it as: ‘The six-cylinder Rolls‑Royce – not one of the best, but the Best Car in the World.’ In that moment, he had introduced the phrase that would forever be associated with Rolls‑Royce.

Rolls‑Royce produced the 1907 Silver Ghost, the motor car that founded the marque’s legendary status.

After faultlessly completing the 1913 Alpine Trial – a 14,371-mile drive through some of the toughest mountain terrain – the Silver Ghost had demonstrated such a level of comfort and reliability that critics named it ‘The Best Car in the World’. The rest as they say is history.

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2004 Rolls-Royce 100EX Concept
2006 Rolls-Royce 101EX Concept
2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX
1904 Rolls-Royce 10 HP
2009 Rolls-Royce 200EX Concept
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30
1987 Rolls-Royce Camargue
2013 Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom
2013 Rolls-Royce Collection Phantom
2000 Rolls-Royce Corniche V
2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn
2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost
2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Alpine Trial
2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended
2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II Extended
2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Six Senses
2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification
2000 Rolls-Royce Park Ward
2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom
2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé
2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom III
1947 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Labourdette
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Merlin
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II ‘Star of India’
1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupe
2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom LWB
2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan
2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II
2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Coupé
2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Aviator
2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Drophead
2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Extended
1959 Rolls-Royce Phantom V
1968 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI
2008 Rolls-Royce Pininfarina Hyperion
2015 Rolls-Royce Serenity
1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Barker
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Labourdette
2000 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph
1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
1991 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit Emperor State
1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur IV
1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Limousine
1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
1926 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I
1919 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost