Can You Identify These Rolls-Royces From An Image?

By: Robin Tyler
Image: Eric Koch / Anefo

About This Quiz

Certainly one of the greatest luxury car makers in the world today, Rolls-Royce has been making automobiles since the early 1900s.

It all started with Henry Royce, who in 1904 had made his first car in the city of Manchester in England. He met a businessman, Charles Rolls, one of the first owners of a motor dealership in that same year. 

Rolls was so impressed with Royce's first car, he agreed to take that model and future models to sell at his dealership. 

All cars would wear the Rolls-Royce badge. And so began a long and fruitful partnership. By the end of 1906, company shares were made available to the public to buy.  

Their first official factory followed in 1908, allowing them to up their production rate, and things just grew from there. In fact, by 1921, a Rolls Royce factory had opened in Springfield, Massachusetts.

That's enough history for now, though.

Rolls-Royce has built so many incredible cars over the years and now you have the task of identifying them. It might not be as easy as you think, either. 

A single image is all you have, along with four possible choices. Take your time and you WILL ace this!

Good luck!

This luxury saloon car is the eighth-generation Phantom from Rolls-Royce. It is powered by a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12, which produces 563 brake horsepower.

A Rolls-Royce 10 hp Two-Seater sold for $7.2 million at auction in 2007. Produced between 1904 and 1906, only 16 were ever made.

The original Rolls-Royce Phantom replaced the Silver Ghost in 1925. 3,512 were manufactured in the next six years. The Phantom was powered by a 7.6-liter straight six engine.

Two generations of the Silver Shadow were manufactured by Rolls-Royce between 1965 and 1980. This was the first Rolls-Royce model to use a unitary chassis and body during construction. Rolls-Royce offered a 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible. Just over 30,000 Silver Shadows were produced.

Designed by Bill Allen, the Corniche from Rolls-Royce was produced for a 16-year period from 1971 to 1996. It was an advancement on the Silver Shadow and was available as either a 2-door coupe or 2-door convertible.

For those who need a little extra space, there is the extended wheelbase version of the Phantom. It will cost you a little more, but hey, if you are considering a Rolls-Royce, that's probably not a problem.

This is the Rolls-Royce FAB 1. The car of Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward in the British TV series "Thunderbirds" is a heavily modified Rolls-Royce FAB 1, made of plywood. That's good enough for us!

A concept car, the 100 EX was developed by Rolls-Royce in 2004. This 2-door coupe, powered by a 9.0-liter V16 engine was presented at the Geneva International Auto Show. It was to mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting between Charles Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce.

The bulk of the Rolls-Royce models sold from the mid-'50s to mid-'60s were the Silver Cloud model - 7,372 in all. During that 11-year period three generations were produced, all available as either a 4-door saloon, 2-door coupe or 2-door convertible.

Only three examples of this unique vehicle were made. The Rolls-Royce V-8 was designed as competition for the electric cars of the day and so, even though it was gas driven, it was designed to be quiet and have as little vibration as possible. It doesn't seem to have been much of a success, but the engine led Rolls-Royce on a future design path for all their powerplants.

Produced from 1998 to 2002, the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph, designed by Graham Hull, is a full-sized luxury car. Although it was only released in 1998, Rolls-Royce had begun to develop the Seraph in the 1980s. Incidentally, this was the first Rolls-Royce powered by a 12-cylinder engine since 1939.

This luxury 2-door saloon was produced by Rolls-Royce between 1975 and 1986. It was designed by the legendary Pininfarina design house in Italy, with Paolo Martin the lead designer. Interestingly, this was the first Rolls-Royce not designed by the company itself since the Second World War.

The most successful selling Rolls-Royce model between the two World Wars, the 20/25 was marketed from 1929 to 1936, with 3,827 units made. It was powered by a 3.7-liter engine and had a top speed of 76 mph.

After the Second World War ended, Rolls-Royce introduced the Silver Wraith, their first model after the conflict. The Silver Wraith had a 13-year production run, with 1,883 made.

Based on the 2003 Phantom, this Coupe is powered by a 6.7-liter V12 engine. It is a 2-door convertible.

This four-door limousine was manufactured by Rolls-Royce from 1959 to 1968. 516 were made, all powered by a 6.2-liter Rolls-Royce V8 engine.

This stunning 2-door convertible was produced by Rolls-Royce from 2007 to 2016. Based on the 2003 Phantom chassis, the Drophead Coupe is powered by a 6.7-liter V12 motor.

The Rolls-Royce Corniche III, introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1989, saw some cosmetic changes, including color-coded bumpers, air bags, fuel injection, alloy wheels and minor interior changes.

The 25/30, produced by Rolls-Royce between 1936 and 1938, was an upgrade of the 20/25. Engine size was increased, with the 25/30 boasting 4.2-liter motor. Interestingly, the chassis and engine were provide by Rolls-Royce to owners who then found a coachbuilder to build the body of the car to their specifications.

The Phantom II replaced the first Phantom model in 1929 and was manufactured until 1936. It was powered by a 7.6-liter straight-six engine. 1,680 Phantom IIs were produced by Rolls-Royce.

Driven by a 6.0-liter engine, the Rolls-Royce 30 hp was produced by the company from 1905 to 1906. Today, experts believe only one example remains of the 37 made.

A 2-door luxury coupe, the Phantom Coupe is very similar to the Drophead Coupe but has a solid roof. It is based on the 2003 Phantom.

The Corniche name is not new to Rolls-Royce. Between 2000 and 2002, it was applied to a 2-door four seat convertible, of which 374 were produced. When released, the Corniche V was the most expensive car in the Rolls-Royce fleet.

For almost 10 years, the Ghost has been an important model in the Rolls-Royce fleet. Smaller than the Phantom, the Ghost still competes in the full-sized luxury segement. It is powered by a 563 brake horsepower BMW 6.6-liter V12 engine. An upgrade to the Ghost occured in 2014 and is commonly called the Ghost II.

Based on the Mark II Silver Spur, the Flying Spur from Rolls-Royce is a high-performance version with a turbocharged engine.

Powered by a 4.1-liter 4-cylinder engine, the 20 hp by Rolls-Royce was produced for just two years, between 1905 and 1906. Two 20 hps ran in the 1905 Isle of Man TT, with one claiming second in the race. One of the cars won in 1906.

Designed by Fritz Feller, the Silver Spur is a long-wheelbase version of the Silver Spirit. It was also the first car made by the company to feature a retractable Spirit of Ecstasy figurine on the front bonnet.

A Grand Tourer, this version of the Wraith was introduced by Rolls-Royce in 2013. It is related to the Ghost and built on that chassis. It shares its name with with a Rolls-Royce model from 1938.

A 2-door convertible, the Dawn was first marketed by Rolls-Royce in 2015. The Dawn can reach 155 mph (limited) and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.

Designed by Fritz Feller, the Silver Spirit was a Rolls-Royce model from 1980 to 1999. Three distinct marks were produced over the years, all powered by a 6.5-liter V8 Rolls-Royce engine.

Available as a 4-door convertible and sedan, a seven year production run saw just over 2,900 of the Twenty manufactured. It was powered by a 3.1-liter engine.

A chassis and engine model, the Wraith was built between 1938 and 1939. The chassis and engine assembly had a body added by independent coachbuilders as per the owners specifications. 491 were completed in two years.

A full-size luxury car, the Silver Dawn was a 4-door saloon, powered by either a 4.2 or 4.6-liter engine. It was initially an export only model. 760 were built in a six-year period.

The Phantom III replaced its older sibling, the Phantom II, in 1936 and was the last model offered by Rolls-Royce before World War II. It was the last Rolls-Royce that included the input of Henry Royce - he passed away during its development. The III was powered by a 7.3-liter V12 engine.

Two generations of the Silver Shadow were manufactured by Rolls-Royce between 1965 and 1980. This was the first Rolls-Royce model to use a unitary chassis and body during construction. Rolls-Royce offered a 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible. Just over 30,000 Silver Shadows were produced.

Produced for a period of 22 years, the Phantom VI was a limousine. Essentially an updated version of the Phantom V, 374 were made until production ceased in 1990. Queen Elizabeth had two Phantom VIs, which she used as transport.

Designed by Sir Henry Royce, the 15 hp was produced just for 1905 with 6 made. It was powered by a 3.0-liter 3 cylinder engine.

Manufactured between 1906 and 1926, the Silver Ghost became the basis for Rolls-Royce claiming they made the best cars in the world. During its production run, just over 7,800 were made. The Silver Ghost was originally called the 40/50.

The Phantom IV was the first Phantom model in 11 years for Rolls-Royce. This model was an exclusive, only for royals or heads of state. Only 18 were made, three of which were convertibles. 16 are still known to exist around the world, in either museums or private collectors.

The Corniche II was marketed from 1986 to 1989 with additions for the U.S. market, including ABS brakes as well as some interior changes. The Corniche II was only available as a 2-door convertible.

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