Rolls-Royce Limited is a renowned British car manufacturing company and later, aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce on 15 March 1906 as the result of a partnership formed in 1904.
In 1971, Rolls-Royce was crippled by the costs of developing the advanced RB211 jet engine, resulting in the nationalisation of the company as Rolls-Royce (1971) Limited. In 1973, the car division was separated from the parent company as Rolls-Royce Motors. Rolls-Royce (1971) Limited continued as a nationalised company until it was privatised in 1987 as Rolls-Royce plc.
chassis-only, no R-R built body until Silver Dawn
1904–06 10 hp
1905–05 15 hp
1905–08 20 hp
1905–06 30 hp
1906–25 40/50 Silver Ghost
1925–29 40/50 Phantom
1929–35 Phantom II
1936–39 Phantom III
1946–59 Silver Wraith
1949–55 Silver Dawn with bodies by Pressed Steel Company, Cowley
1950–56 Phantom IV
1955–65 Silver Cloud standard saloon with bodies by Pressed Steel Co.
1959–68 Phantom V
1968–92 Phantom VI, chassis by Rolls-Royce Motors after 1973
the following cars use unitary construction and have no separate chassis
1965–80 Silver Shadow standard saloon, totally R-R built car, built by Rolls-Royce Motors after 1973
1980–98 Silver Spirit standard saloon, built in entirety by Rolls-Royce Motors
1998–2002 Silver Seraph standard saloon, built in entirety by Rolls-Royce Motors
The next Rolls-Royce model, the Rolls-Royce Phantom was built by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.