Think you know everything there is to know about Rolls Royce? This article is here to put that claim to the test. As the ultimate status symbol, Rolls Royce is a well-known manufacturer among car enthusiasts. However, most people don’t know about these seven crazy facts. Check it out!
Only One Person Can Paint the Coach Lines
The detailing on a Rolls Royce is superb, adding to its prestige. Each meticulous line is hand-crafted by experts to ensure perfection, but there is only person certified to pain the coach line on each vehicle. His name is Mark Court, and he does the job entirely by hand.
It’s Near Impossible to Break Off the Hood Ornament
Rolls Royce features the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy as their hood ornament. In the past, these figures could be broken off of the hood with enough pressure, but new models sense any pressure placed on the ornament and feature an automatic retractable mechanism that tucks the Spirit of Ecstasy safely inside the hood. Good luck finding one at a junk salvage yard.
Special Chauffeur Training Program
Since luxury and premium experience is the name of the game, the manufacturer created a specialty training program for chauffeurs called The Rolls Royce White Glove Program. Trainees are taught to never greet a guest with their sunglasses on, including on their head or around their neck. They’re also taught how to dress sharp, how to prepare the cabin in fine detail, and how to provide cover for women in dresses leaving the vehicle. It’s very clear that Rolls Royce understands customer value.
All Upholstery is Made from Bull Skin
Bull skin is the only material used to craft the leather for a Rolls Royce. Each vehicle requires eight bulls to fully upholster, and every bull comes from Europe to eliminate marks from climate and mosquitos. Bulls were chosen over female cattle since the latter can experience stretch marks during pregnancy.
In India, Rolls Royce Became Garbage Collectors
Jai Singh, Maharaja of a royal state in India, once had an unpleasant experience with a Rolls Royce salesman in London. The salesman, having no idea who Singh was, suggested that Singh would never be able to purchase one of these vehicle. Singh then purchased ten and turned them into garbage collectors, followed by Nizam of Hyderabad and Maharaja Bhupinder Singh doing the same.
Early Models Featured the Initials of the Craftsman on the Grille
After completion, the craftsman of each Rolls Royce would etch their initials into the grille of the car. This was done to make repairs easier. If something went wrong, the company could track down the craftsman for hand-made repairs to ensure quality.
65% of All Rolls Royce Cars Ever Sold Are Still on the Road
When it comes to the longevity of a vehicle, Rolls Royce is one of the best with 65% of any vehicle ever made still on the road today. While some have met their fate and led several drivers to need a car accident attorney, those that haven’t suffered a wreck are alive and well. Most people attribute this to a superb engine and superior craftsmanship.