C S Rolls (right) in the 80 hp Mors sold to the Duke of Manchester, c 1903.

C S Rolls (right) in the 80 hp Mors sold to the Duke of Manchester, c 1903.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Description

Photograph taken from an album of prints compiled by English motorist, motor car manufacturer and aviator Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910). Rolls was a keen driver and was well known in the motoring world, having participated in numerous early motor races. After establishing a succesful busines asembling and selling imported French motor cars from showrooms in London, he founded Rolls-Royce Ltd with Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933) in 1906, creating one of the world's most famous motoring companies. From December 1904 Rolls' showrooms sold cars made by Royce Ltd bearing the Rolls-Royce name.

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