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Historical Perspective

Rolls-Royce (RR) motorcars and India have enjoyed a very long and close association. This relationship dates back to the early 20th century and the era of the Maharajas and the British rule in India, and it would not be wrong to say that if Rolls-Royce is today perhaps the most honoured luxury marque in the history of the automobile, it owes it to India.

This is because the Indian subcontinent was the ultimate destination for many of Rolls-Royce’s early cars, as the Indian Maharanas and Maharajas were only too happy to make the transition from horse-drawn carriages to a horseless one.

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