Oldest Surviving Rolls Sells for $7.4 mil.

Discussion in 'Classic Cars' started by Duesey, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. #1 Duesey, Dec 3, 2007
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  2. I got outbid <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  3. Yeah, and so did all the people I thought were going to bid on it...
     
  4. I'm surprised it didn't make the double double digits.
     
  5. Meh nothing special thats about 45 000 euro <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
     
  6. didn't beat AX201 at least
     
  7. AX201 has never been sold, so technically speaking, the car we sold is the most expensive Rolls-Royce in the world, if you base the 'most expensive' stat on the high price paid at a public auction.

    The determination of 'most expensive' is sticky one, but AX201's value is based solely on an insurance estimate and Bentley can insure that car for whatever they want, all they have to do is pay the premium. Not a great marker of true market value though.
     
  8. AX201 has too been sold <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>.
     
  9. wow that is amazing..very interesting article!
     
  10. AX201 was given to Rolls-Royce in 1948. It was included as part of the package VW purchased when it thought it bought Rolls and Bentley, but was not listed as a line item with a specific value attached to it. As such, it was last sold in 1908 after Rolls was done with it, and was given back to the company by the guy who bought it when he died 40 years later (he was a RR employee).
     
  11. well, its insured for 20 million I think
     
  12. well, its insured for 20 million I think
     
  13. I know, I was referring to it being sold in 1908. Not an indicator of current value by any means whatsoever, but it has been sold.


    YESSS I ROCKED DUESEY AT PREWAR TRIVIA!
     
  14. Oof, that is like winning on a technicality.
     

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