• Short Summary

    Rolls-Royce is probably the world's most prestigious car. While the elegant lines of a "Rolls"?

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    Rolls-Royce is probably the world's most prestigious car. While the elegant lines of a "Rolls" are a familiar feature, they have never been applied to the design of a sports car. To fill this gap, a British automobile parts manufacturer in Epsom, Surrey, applied his talents to design what he thought such a car should look like.

    John Dodd combined some original Rolls-Royce items - such as the grill and emblem - with a fibreglass body, and a twelve-cylinder Rolls Merlin engine in his unique creation. The engine to the one originally used to power a Spitfire aircraft and gives the car a 200 mile per hour (322 k.p.h.) cruising speed.

    The car has achieved some notoriety, being displayed at various automobile shows and as the subject of a television report. It was built at a cost of fifteen-thousand pounds (37,000 dollars). But, in a years me, the car is expected to sell at a cost of a hundred-thousand pounds (260,000 dollars).

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    Film ID:
    VLVACTLTAK27361LWD0J7QMJIK1SJ
    Media URN:
    VLVACTLTAK27361LWD0J7QMJIK1SJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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