Franklin Mint 1911 Rolls-Royce Tourer Diecast Model Car 1:24 B11F079 NEW!!!
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1911 Rolls-Royce Tourer - Limited Edition
A reminisce of Luxury and Class!!Now, you can own the definitive precision model of this historic Rolls, hailed as the smoothest driving automobile of its day. Every distinctive feature of the original is preserved for all time in a model that stands up to the closest inspection. From the sumptuous coach to the perfectly detailed re-creation of the six cylinder, L-head engine.
The 1911 Rolls-Royce was a notable car for a variety of reasons. Not the least of these was the introduction of the renowned Rolls-Royce mascot—the "Spirit of Ecstasy" hood ornament. This identifiable mascot—the longest-lived mascot ever used—was created in 1911 by noted English sculptor, Charles Sykes. It is said that Lord Montagu’s secretary, a Miss Thornton, posed as a model for the winged figure, although no proof of this exists. In fact, the figure more closely resembles the artist himself. So pleased were company officials with the mascot that in 1920 they entered it into a world competition in Paris and won first prize.
The first automobile graced with the elegant Spirit of Ecstasy mascot was a 1911 Rolls-Royce. And this symbol of elegance and excellence was perfectly suited. The 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp automobile (Tourer designated the body type) was innovative in a variety of ways. ... read more