The Car: 1964 Rolls Royce
The Owner: Andrew Rennie, Toronto
The Story: If this regal red Rolls looks like it has a good pedigree and an adventurous and elegant past, that’s because it does. The lovely RR, with a body by bespoke coachbuilders’ Mulliner, Park Ward (now the personal commissioning department for Bentley) mounted on a modified Silver Cloud III chassis ? was first delivered to a San Bernardino dealer via Manchester Shipping Lines in 1964. Within a year, it had been snapped up by an oil tycoon, who owned it for three glorious decades before it was sold and exported to Canada by Toronto Rolls lover Andrew Rennie.
That was in 1998. Today, Rennie, now 82, is as proud of his Rolls as ever, and still drives it and shows it regularly in the summer. The car is still original “for the most part,” although he did do some mechanical restoration and maintenance on the two-door, fixed-head coupe with leather simulated pigskin interior.
“It’s one of just 46 with this configuration,” Rennie says.
Rennie’s Rolls has appeared in books and magazines, including 100 Years of Rolls and Bentley Motor Cars and The Flying Lady, the Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club magazine, and turned plenty of heads at car shows throughout Canada and the U.S.
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