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August 3, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rolls to Stop Building Convertibles: The British auto maker said it will finish production with 24 special-edition, turbo-charged Corniche S ragtops over the next four months. The firm has struggled in recent years with declining demand for its Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, caused partly by recession and partly by consumers' preference for higher-performance cars. Rolls-Royce has slimmed down so it can be profitable on a production of just over 1,300 cars a year.
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February 24, 2009 | Dan Neil
Rolls-Royce will debut a smaller, leaner, less formal car next week at the Geneva Auto Show. The 200EX concept is a near-production version of the saloon that will begin production in 2010. So, is this a smaller Rolls for leaner times? Is the car's gross tonnage some kind of index of the global economy? Not really. The fact is, sales of the Phantom, extended-wheelbase Phantom Coupe and Phantom Drophead Coupe have been brisk, despite the $400,000- to $560,000-plus price tag.
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September 17, 2003 | Dan Neil, Times Staff Writer
The Petersen Automotive Museum's exhibition "Rolls-Royce: A Century of Elegance" displays the new BMW-built Phantom at the end of a long line of classic Rollers and dares you to compare: Is it or isn't it? BMW faced the challenge -- aficionados would say the duty -- of creating an essential Rolls, a car that could not be mistaken for anything else, one absolutely faithful to the marque's heritage. How this exercise in ancestor worship will play out in the marketplace remains to be seen.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1994 | From Reuters
Germany's BMW trumped its arch-rival Mercedes-Benz Monday by signing a deal with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars that will put BMW engines in the world's most prestigious cars. The coup over Mercedes marks the end of a high-profile year for BMW that began with its controversial acquisition of Britain's last British-owned high-volume car manufacturer, Rover Cars, from British Aerospace. The Rolls-BMW deal marks the end of an era for Rolls-Royce, whose cars convey the rich and the royal the world over.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The image of the most prestigious car in the world is being tarnished by some of those who drive it--Southern California's white-collar criminals. "Whenever we get a case now, we always look for the Rolls," said chief Assistant U.S. Atty. Terree Bowers in Los Angeles. Within the past two years, nearly every major white-collar criminal prosecuted in his office has driven one.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
Angered by a report Volkswagen still wants to buy Rolls-Royce, German auto maker BMW on Tuesday warned it would stop delivering parts to the British auto maker if its parent company sells it to anyone other than BMW. Rolls-Royce parent Vickers said Monday it had accepted a $570-million bid from BMW--which already supplies engines for the latest Rolls-Royce models. Vickers shareholders are expected to vote on the deal in May.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Federal safety regulators said they are investigating Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars because a $360,000 Rolls-Royce convertible exploded just after a dealer employee fueled the vehicle for the first time. An estimated 500 of the 2001 Corniche and similar Bentley Motor Cars Azure models, all made in Britain by Germany's Volkswagen, are under review, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
BUSINESS
February 24, 2009 | Dan Neil
Rolls-Royce will debut a smaller, leaner, less formal car next week at the Geneva Auto Show. The 200EX concept is a near-production version of the saloon that will begin production in 2010. So, is this a smaller Rolls for leaner times? Is the car's gross tonnage some kind of index of the global economy? Not really. The fact is, sales of the Phantom, extended-wheelbase Phantom Coupe and Phantom Drophead Coupe have been brisk, despite the $400,000- to $560,000-plus price tag.
AUTOS
September 17, 2003 | Dan Neil, Times Staff Writer
The Petersen Automotive Museum's exhibition "Rolls-Royce: A Century of Elegance" displays the new BMW-built Phantom at the end of a long line of classic Rollers and dares you to compare: Is it or isn't it? BMW faced the challenge -- aficionados would say the duty -- of creating an essential Rolls, a car that could not be mistaken for anything else, one absolutely faithful to the marque's heritage. How this exercise in ancestor worship will play out in the marketplace remains to be seen.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Federal safety regulators said they are investigating Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars because a $360,000 Rolls-Royce convertible exploded just after a dealer employee fueled the vehicle for the first time. An estimated 500 of the 2001 Corniche and similar Bentley Motor Cars Azure models, all made in Britain by Germany's Volkswagen, are under review, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
Angered by a report Volkswagen still wants to buy Rolls-Royce, German auto maker BMW on Tuesday warned it would stop delivering parts to the British auto maker if its parent company sells it to anyone other than BMW. Rolls-Royce parent Vickers said Monday it had accepted a $570-million bid from BMW--which already supplies engines for the latest Rolls-Royce models. Vickers shareholders are expected to vote on the deal in May.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1994 | From Reuters
Germany's BMW trumped its arch-rival Mercedes-Benz Monday by signing a deal with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars that will put BMW engines in the world's most prestigious cars. The coup over Mercedes marks the end of a high-profile year for BMW that began with its controversial acquisition of Britain's last British-owned high-volume car manufacturer, Rover Cars, from British Aerospace. The Rolls-BMW deal marks the end of an era for Rolls-Royce, whose cars convey the rich and the royal the world over.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rolls to Stop Building Convertibles: The British auto maker said it will finish production with 24 special-edition, turbo-charged Corniche S ragtops over the next four months. The firm has struggled in recent years with declining demand for its Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, caused partly by recession and partly by consumers' preference for higher-performance cars. Rolls-Royce has slimmed down so it can be profitable on a production of just over 1,300 cars a year.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The image of the most prestigious car in the world is being tarnished by some of those who drive it--Southern California's white-collar criminals. "Whenever we get a case now, we always look for the Rolls," said chief Assistant U.S. Atty. Terree Bowers in Los Angeles. Within the past two years, nearly every major white-collar criminal prosecuted in his office has driven one.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1991 | GARY GORMAN
Three brothers accused of bilking investors out of more than $2.3 million pleaded not guilty Monday in Ventura County Municipal Court. Charles E., James A., and Kenneth R. Fuentes, principals in the defunct Fountain Oil & Gas Co. formerly based in Westlake Village, are accused of grand theft, securities fraud and selling unregistered securities. According to court records, the brothers promised investors that their money would be used to drill gas wells in the Sacramento Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1989
A $1-million remodeling project designed to spruce up a Rolls-Royce automobile dealership in Encino was approved Friday by the Los Angeles City Council over the objections of several nearby homeowners. Council members voted 12 to 0 to allow car lot owner Terry York to build a showroom and service garage at 15800 Ventura Blvd. after being told that York had agreed to landscaping and vehicle-unloading controls to protect a nearby residential neighborhood.
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