1. I for one have never wondered about Rolls Royce. It’s a top of the line luxury car affordable by no one except those who have more money than than they could ever spend.

    However, I am also glad that there are enough people in this world who can afford one so that all those fine craftsmen can remain employed.

  2. Lots of rubbing of surfaces, not sure what they do if they feel something amiss. Still lots of hand tightening of fasteners as well. Laser marking hides for cutting is progress, but you still need skilled people to put the pieces together.
    The pin striping is what amazes me. I have seen it done in person, and I could never do that in a million years.
    So good for Rolls and good for their customers to keep up the craftsmanship.

  3. Ok.
    I watched and enjoyed it.
    Glad to see there’s at least ONE manufacturer that still cares about craftsmanship.
    Now, with that said…whoever was responsible for the editing and assembly of that video should be fired.
    I got the distinct impression that they threw all of the clips in a hat and assembled them as they were drawn.
    There was virtually NO continuity or relationship between one clip and the next.

    1. Same feeling. A smidgen of narration and a logical sequence would have greatly improved the piece.
      I was puzzled by some cars being painted with robots and others being shot by hand, especially the brief view of the painter standing on a tiny wooden stool hardly big enough for a toddler, never mind for a big guy doing a $25K paint job.
      I halfway expected to see velvet sheathing on the engine lift chains. How dare they let common chains rattle off a Rolls engine!
      Hats off to the pin striper, a uniquely skilled art and craft right up there with engravers!

  4. My FNM was to go back and re-watch something from Sam Peckinpah, something without all the blood and guts he was known for:
    The Ballad Of Cable Hogue, starring Jason Robards and Stella Stevens.

  5. My neighbor had two of them, he was not wealthy but ran an automotive repair shop and when the owners were given the astronomical repair estimates they simply wept and walked away.
    They then spent most of their lives sitting in a garage, as taking them out was impractical for anyone that could not afford a driver to keep the curious from stealing parts as a souvenir.

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