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Historical and amazing photos of Rolls-Royce

Last updated on: December 9, 2011 14:01 IST

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Ultra-luxury car maker, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, is planning to open two more dealerships in India by March 2012, according to Herfried Hasenoehrl, head (business development - India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh).

Rolls-Royce, which came back to India in 2005, has a dealership each in Mumbai and New Delhi. The company launched its third dealership - Kun Motoren Private Limited - in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

In the Asia-Pacific, the company has 10 dealerships in China and two in Japan.

Here we take a look at Rolls-Royce's amazing and path-breaking journey.

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Image: Charles Stewart Rolls, left, and Henry Royce founded the company in 1906.
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J Doran in his Silver Ghost Rolls Royce takes part in a Leicester Automobile Club's Kettleby Hill Climb in the United Kingdom.

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Crowds watch Captain Waite in his Austin 20, left, and Sanderson in his 40/50 Rolls Royce leave the paddock at Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom, in May 1923.

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A 1905 20-horsepower Rolls Royce, the runner-up in a 1905 TT (Tourist Trophy) race.

Seated in the back seat is Charles Stewart Rolls, who co-founded the company with Henry Royce the previous year.

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A Rolls-Royce on the race track at Brooklands in the United Kingdom on October 9, 1929.

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Claude Johnson at the wheel of a famous Rolls Royce classic, the six cylinder Silver Ghost, which achieved a world record in 1907 by driving 14,371 miles without an involuntary stop.

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Italian naval chiefs in London about to get into a Rolls-Royce on January 28, 1918.

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A man asks an AA scout for directions on the French Riviera in 1922.

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Entertainer Elsa McFarlane stands on the bonnet of a Rolls Royce car, mimicking the Silver Lady figurine, in a production of The Co-Optimists, at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

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US acting couple Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford beside their chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce in London in 1931.

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Air Scouts inspect the Rolls Royce Merlin engine at the National Air Scout Exhibition in the United Kingdom on December 28, 1942.

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Crankshafts for the world's best motor car, the Rolls Royce, being examined for imperfections before being sent off to the hardening process in the United Kingdom.

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A close-up of the Rolls Royce Spirit Of Ecstasy emblem, symbolising comfort and style, on March 28, 1952.

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Number plate YG1 and radiator of the Rolls Royce which took Major Yuri Gagarin from London airport (Heathrow) to the Soviet Embassy in London.

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Former cief Executive of Rolls-Royce, Tony Gott, is reflected in the grille of the Phantom model on January 3, 2003, in Goodwood, England.

The Phantom was the first entirely new Rolls-Royce built from the ground-up since German car manufacturer BMW acquired the luxury brand in July 1998.

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A Rolls-Royce at the Rolls-Royce Hamptons Brunch produced by Rand Luxury on July 23, 2011, in Watermill, New York.

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A Rolls-Royce 101EX is displayed at the 76th Geneva International Motor Show on March 1, 2006, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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A Rolls Royce at the Rolls-Royce Hamptons Brunch produced by Rand Luxury on July 23, 2011, in Watermill, New York.

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The inside of a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead convertible at the 77th International Motor Show on March 7, 2007, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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A stylish Rolls Royce vintage motor car on June 15, 1973.

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A 1920s burgundy Rolls Royce sedan sits parked beside a building.

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A Rolls Royce parked in front of the main tents at Bryant Park is pictured during Olympus Fashion Week Fall on February 05, 2005, in New York City.

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A man looks at a Rolls-Royce Phantom sedan at the Xian International Auto Expo in Qujiang International Conference and Exhibition Expo Center on September 28, 2008, in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China.

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A doorman salutes a guest arriving at the Hilton Hotel, London, in a Rolls-Royce on April 7, 1965.

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Catherine Middleton waves as she travels in a Rolls Royce Phantom VI, accompanied by her father Michael Middleton to Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, in London, England.

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A Rolls Royce 'Throne car' is seen during the Cartier Travel With Style Concours on March 11, 2011, in New Delhi, India.

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British Actor Rowan Atkinson poses next to a Rolls-Royce automobile on September 27, 2011, in Berlin, Germany.

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The sun catches on the panels of a 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom at Northington Grange, the summer home of the Grange Park Opera, on April 16, 2011, near Winchester, England.

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Picture of a Rolls-Royce taken during a press day at the Paris Motor Show at Parc des expositions Porte de Versailles on September 30, 2010, in Paris, France.

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A model poses for pictures with a Rolls Royce at an auto show in Shanghai, China, on January 23, 2007.


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