Early history of the 2025

In the early 1900's when purchasing a Rolls Royce you initially bought the engine and chassis. The new owner would then send the basic car to a coach builder of their choice to have the main body, seats etc fitted.

Our car was sent to the well renown coach builder Thrupp and Maberley who fitted the limousine body that you see today.

The car was first owned by and American called John Junius Morgan who was  in fact born in Paris. 

J.J. Morgan was the nephew of the America financier John Pierpoint Morgan.

The second owner was the shipping magnet William McInnes,who was an avid art collector. Upon his death in 1944 William left his art collection, which numbered over 700 items to the City of Glasgow. The collection included works by Monet, Degas, Renoir, van Gogh, Picasso & Cezanne as well as works of silverware, pottery and glass by both known and unknown artists.

The car was then used as a taxi during the post war years which was presumably to gain extra petrol rations.

Following this the car then went through a variety of owners through to the present day.


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