• Short Summary

    Rolls-Royce is probably the world's most prestigious car. While the elegant lines of a "Rolls"?

  • Description

    1.
    LV TO SV Car drives up to camera and stops (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    CU Rolls Royce hood ornament
    0.19

    3.
    CU Owner inspecting engine (2 shots)
    0.29

    4.
    CU Hood ornament
    0.34

    5.
    SV Car in driveway
    0.37

    6.
    CU Car pulls away
    0.40

    7.
    TRAVELLING SHOT Owner driving car along road (5 shots)
    1.10



    Initials ESP/1613 ESP/1626



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Rolls-Royce is probably the world's most prestigious car. While the elegant lines of a "Rolls" are a familiar feature, they have never been applied to the design of a sports car. To fill this gap, a British automobile parts manufacturer in Epsom, Surrey, applied his talents to design what he thought such a car should look like.

    John Dodd combined some original Rolls-Royce items - such as the grill and emblem - with a fibreglass body, and a twelve-cylinder Rolls Merlin engine in his unique creation. The engine to the one originally used to power a Spitfire aircraft and gives the car a 200 mile per hour (322 k.p.h.) cruising speed.

    The car has achieved some notoriety, being displayed at various automobile shows and as the subject of a television report. It was built at a cost of fifteen-thousand pounds (37,000 dollars). But, in a years me, the car is expected to sell at a cost of a hundred-thousand pounds (260,000 dollars).

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    Film ID:
    VLVACTLTAK27361LWD0J7QMJIK1SJ
    Media URN:
    VLVACTLTAK27361LWD0J7QMJIK1SJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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