- Rolls-Royce 20154
- 7242916 US dollar(s)
- UK (London)
The highest amount of money paid for a London to Brighton Run veteran (i.e. pre-1905) car is ?3,521,500 ($7,242,916) for the world's oldest surviving Rolls-Royce, numbered 20154. The two-seater, 10-hp car, manufactured by the Rolls-Royce factory in Manchester, UK in 1904, was sold by Bonhams to an anonymous British collector in London, UK, on 3 December 2007. The car also holds the record for a Rolls-Royce at auction and car of British manufacture at auction.
Brass Era Car - beginning with the first horseless carriages, named for the brass fittings used for such things as lights and radiators. Starting with the first commercial automobiles of the 1890s to about 1918-19. Includes most Edwardian cars.
Veteran Car - any motor vehicle built prior to 1905.
Edwardian Car - any vehicle built from 1905 - 1918. Includes all brass era cars.
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