Ford – Rolls Royce Merger Creates a Striking Luxury Car (Jun, 1934)
Ford – Rolls Royce Merger Creates a Striking Luxury Car
THE world’s strangest auto merger has been effected—a Ford engine in a Rolls Royce body. The result is a startling new car which will shortly make its appearance on American highways.
Powered by an ordinary Ford V-8 engine, the new car is mounted on a converted Ford chassis. The aristocratic body has been designed and built by engineers of the American Rolls Royce company. The car will sell for $3,040.
The car has a 127-inch wheelbase and is fitted with “booster brakes,” improved springing, special radiator, thermostatic shutter control and numerous other features which improve on the original chassis and lift it into competition of the “luxury car” field.