The Rolls-Royce 15 hp was the first model of car produced by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce in Manchester, England, in 1904. A total of six Rolls-Royce 15 hp were made and only one is known to still exist—making it one of the oldest and rarest cars on the planet. The name of the car simply refers to the engine’s horsepower (15), which was a lot for the period but quite weak by today’s standards. Boasting a three cylinder engine and a top speed of 39 miles per hour, the first Rolls-Royce debuted at the Paris Salon in December 1904 and gave birth to a legendary car company that is today synonymous with luxury vehicles. The lone remaining Rolls-Royce 15 hp can be seen touring the world in car museums and at automotive shows. It is hard to estimate its worth, but insurance companies have appraised its replacement value at $35 million. Rare indeed!
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