Famous british cars

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<ul><li><p>Grigoryeva Maria </p></li><li><p>Rolls-Royce Limited was created over a famous lunch in May 1904. Henry Royce, a successful engineer, struck a deal with Charles Rolls, owner of one of the first car dealerships. </p><p>Charles Rolls Sir Henry Royce </p></li><li><p>In 1937 George Eyston broke the land speed record at 312.2 mph (502 kph) in Thunderbolt, powered by two Rolls-Royce 'R' engines. </p></li><li><p>In the second half of the 20th century, Rolls-Royce began their long association with the Royal Family, replacing Daimler as the preferred supplier of motor cars to the monarchy. </p></li><li><p>The swinging sixties saw Rolls-Royce appeal to a new breed of owner. With many actors, pop stars and celebrities of the day choosing the marque. Not for the first time, a Rolls-Royce became a star of the silver screen itself. </p></li><li><p>1907 1920s 1930s </p><p>1940s 1970s 1980s </p><p>1990s </p></li><li><p>Today Rolls-Royce is a global company with offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Besides a car Rolls-Royce also produces power solutions in aerospace, marine and energy markets. </p></li><li><p>History of Bentley dates back to 1919 when Walter Owen Bentley and his brother Henry Wilbur Bentley founded Bentley Motors Limited. W.O. started dreaming about building his own cars bearing his name </p></li><li><p>After the victory of Bentley 3 Litre Sport at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (sport car race) of 1924, W. O. Bentleys cars became a major hit among the wealthy British motorists </p></li><li><p>Today, Bentley is considered as one the fanciest cars on the market. A hand-built car using the finest quality natural materials takes time it refers to luxury class. </p></li><li><p>The history of the MINI Cooper has been one that has seen the model rise from a racing car variation on Mini origins, through to being one of the most iconic vehicles of the 1960s. </p></li><li><p>The origins of the Mini Cooper can be traced to the development of the original Mini by BMC and designer Sir Alex Issigonis in the 1950s. </p></li><li><p>By the 1990s, the Rover Group, who owned the rights to the Mini, was bought by the German manufacturer BMW. Although selling off Rover at the end of the decade, BMW retained the Mini marque, and since 2000 have relaunched the line. </p></li><li><p>The original 1948 Land Rover was ingeniously designed and engineered for extreme capability and strength. </p></li><li><p>A year later the first Land Rover is launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show, and is an instant success. </p></li><li><p>In 1949 the first Land Rovers were exported to the USA. </p></li><li><p>In 2008 Land Rover Sold to Tata Motors Land Rover and sister luxury brand Jaguar are sold to Tata Motors by the Ford Motor Company for a reported $2.3-billion. </p></li></ul>

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