As the owner of a beautiful, classic Rolls-Royce car, you have entered a small group of car enthusiasts who live and breathe their motor vehicles.
So, with this in mind, you may well find this article more than a little interesting, as here are five things you may not know that you should if you own a Rolls-Royce.
1. Parts Are High-Quality but Expensive
First and foremost, especially pertinent if you have yet to purchase your Rolls-Royce, you need to bear in mind that parts for the engine, and indeed, virtually any other component of the bodywork or tires of such a car, are far more expensive.
However, as is often the case as the brand Rolls-Royce only deals with durable, strong, beautiful, and high-quality parts and fixtures, you can be fairly sure that any replacement parts you do have to purchase will last a long time.
2. BUying a Used Rolls-Royce
Maybe you already own a Rolls-Royce and are looking to invest in a second one to expand your collection, or perhaps you sold your own Rolls-Royce a number of years ago and are now eager to join the owners club once again.
If you are considering buying a used Rolls-Royce, you need to remember the following:
- You need to insist on a full service history, and if the seller is unable to provide one, however much you love the car, you should refrain from the purchase
- Make sure you take a thorough look around the length of both the cooling pipes and the turbo oil pipes, as both are prone to leaks
- Conduct a detailed inspection of the injectors, which are also renowned for failing
3. Selling Your Rolls-Royce Should Never Be Simple
If you post your Rolls-Royce for sale, say, for example, on a used car website, and it is listed alongside other, far cheaper secondhand cars, and you are shocked and even pleasantly surprised that it sells so fast, there could be a reason for this.
Anyone who knows and understands the intricacies of the brand, and what is more, anyone who elects to buy your used Rolls-Royce will also be fully aware of what to expect when viewing the car.
The small details are important when preparing your Rolls-Royce for sale, which include the following, to name just a few:
- The car’s paintwork has a smooth finish and does not appear to have been ‘touched up’ in any way
- The buyer is either a reputable dealer or else if a private one meets you in a secure and public setting that is familiar to you
- The VIN is clearly displayed, and you can conclusively prove it matches the paperwork
4. Watch Out for Criminal Curbstoning
Curbstoning is when a criminal poses as the authentic seller of a high-end vehicle, such as a Rolls-Royce, and attempts to sell the car even though they have probably never been within a square foot of the car, let alone owned it.
The car could instead come from the scene of a traffic collision, be stolen from another state, salvaged from a scrap yard, or in some unbelievable yet true cases, might not actually exist in the first place.
5. The Fascinating History of the Brand
The fifth and final thing to know and remember when owning a Rolls-Royce is that no other brand of supercar has such a rich and varied history, and how truly lucky you are and how special your vehicle is.
Rolls-Royce motor cars are perhaps the most iconic make of car in the entire world, and in the northern English city of Manchester, two friends named Charles Rolls and Henry Royce formed this notoriously impressive make of car way back in 1906.
The very first model of Rolls-Royce was named ‘The Silver Ghost’ and was designed, developed, and created the very same year that the two friends formed the company. You may not know, finally, that in 1931, Rolls-Royce took over the luxury car maker, Bentley, and since then, both makes of cars have been almost identical, save for the design of the radiator grills and some other smaller cosmetic changes.