The first Rolls-Royce primarily designed as an owner-driver car, and a direct ancestor of today’s product portfolio.
Starting as a pioneer in coach-building, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars quickly gained traction and became one of the most influential luxury brands in the world. The U.K.-based automaker is responsible for continuing the tradition of hand-building luxury examples intended for the rich and famous. Today, Rolls-Rolls is proud to mark yet another astonishing milestone with the 100th anniversary of its iconic ‘Twenty’ model. Launched on October 6, 1922, the ‘Twenty’ refers to the model designed by Sir Henry Royce and its legacy as the most important model for the marque. It plays a significant role in history as it was the first example intended to be owner-driven, rather than the chauffeured-use versions. This ultimately would be the driving factor and mechanical template for many generations of Rolls-Royce vehicles.
Although a distant memory retaining the look of early automotive engineering, the Rolls-Royce Twenty prides itself on being the direct ancestor to today’s Ghost, Wraith, Dawn, and Cullinan. Ending its successful and innovative production series in 1929, the Rolls-Royce Twenty saw no fewer than 2,940 examples built. Its lineage lives on as past, present, and future models continue to incorporate characteristics and aspects of the early 1920s pioneer. Above all, they embody Sir Henry Royce’s most famous dictum: “take the best that exists and make it better”. View all current Rolls-Royce models for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking on the link below. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury lifestyle and automotive news.