Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9783777421933 Published May 2014 For sale in North America and Japan only
Leather $410.00 ISBN: 9783777422084 Will Publish December 2014 For sale in North America and Japan only

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Strive for Perfection

Edited by Andreas Braun

Edited by Andreas Braun

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

180 pages | 200 color plates | 9 1/2 x 12 | © 2014
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9783777421933 Published May 2014 For sale in North America and Japan only
Leather $410.00 ISBN: 9783777422084 Will Publish December 2014 For sale in North America and Japan only
“Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.”Sir Henry Royce
 
This philosophy has ensured that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has remained foremost in its field for more than one hundred years, with cars that continue to win both numerous industry accolades and the enduring admiration of owners and fans who appreciate them.          
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: Strive for Perfection captures the unique history of the most famous automotive company in the world. Lavishly illustrated, the book celebrates the design and style of this world-renowned luxury brand by showing the most important Rolls-Royce models ever made—from the Silver Ghost through to the latest Phantom and Ghost built at the home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Goodwood, England.
Before it can be presented to its owner, every Rolls-Royce motor car is carefully and lovingly handcrafted. This book offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the meticulous design, engineering, and craftsmanship employed in the construction of every car that leaves Goodwood.
Whether you are a dedicated collector of these iconic cars or an enthusiast who would like to learn more about the most coveted cars worldwide, this lavish book offers a look back at a century of inspired timeless car design.
The Flying Lady
“This spectacular volume celebrates three anniversaries: 150 years since Royce’s birth, 110 years since Rolls met Royce, and ten years since Rolls-Royce production began afresh under BMW ownership. . . . As an homage to 150, 110, and 10, it doesn’t get any better. . . . The book is a sheer delight. . . . The photos are in another league, the cars as art, and words fail your reviewer.”
Wall Street Journal
"Riedel's photographs have such a you-are-there richness and sheen that the reader almost feels ready to settle in and drive the book away."
Contents

WORDS OF WELCOME

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

PHILOSOPHY

COMPANY HISTORY

ENGINEERING AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

COACHBUILDER

COACHWORK DRAFTS

DESIGN

IMAGES

TRADITION

MASTERPIECES

ROLLS-ROYCE MODELS

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