The world's oldest surviving Rolls-Royce is a star in the automobile enthusiasts' firmament. Built in 1904, car 20154, a small 10 horsepower open-topped two-seater, is only the fourth vehicle produced by the landmark cooperation between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce and the oldest one still running.
The car - licence plate U 44 - was first exhibited at The Paris Salon in the late Autumn of 1904 before passing through several owners, and now being further immortalized in handmade model form.
As you may be aware, an ultra-rare Bugatti buried beneath the surface of an Italian lake has been sold at auction for £227,500. The 1925 Bugatti Brescia Type 22 Roadster known as the Brescia, after the Italian track at which the model took the top four places at a race in the 1920s, laid submerged beneath the surface of Lake Maggiore in Italy for the last 73 years. Now, it has been recreated as a handmade scale model depicting it in its current condition!
As promised, here are more pictures of my latest model, the 1/18 Scratchbuilt Rolls Royce Phantom I Jonckheere in Ivory Beige now it has been completed and displaying the opening features, fitted luggage, engine, sunroofs and more!
This is my latest model, the 1/18 Scratchbuilt Rolls Royce Phantom I Jonckheere in Ivory Beige - it is more widely known nowadays in black. Here you can see the model under construction. I will post more pictures of the finished model shortly...
This model is very nearly finished, so it's time to install the engine! Can you guess what the car is?!