Rolls Royce 1934 20/25 – A Woman’s Love Affair Can Be Bought

Britain is a land rich in car history and is the only nation in the world that can truly hold onto the power a Rolls Royce has around the globe. Rolls Royce gratitude goes to the men and women who are generous and very protective in dedicating their lives in maintaining the highest quality of Rolls Royce history. For me, this story had to be told to remind us all that history can never be repeated and can be easily forgotten if we choose not to be reminded.

I grew up with vintage cars and vintage car lovers. To date no modern car has an impact on me like a classic car has. When driving a vintage car the emotions these cars have on me touch my soul and heart that I truly can’t explain. The courtship that rose within me when I first laid my eyes on this Rolls Royce is why it is my most profound love affair with a car to date. What I mean about this, is the more I looked, observed, sat and listen to the story, I wanted to hear and experience more.

The car stories these cars have makes me more intrigued regarding who ordered the car and what it was like to live in that era?

For me learning and discover the pioneering challenges both men and women had to achieve in order in those days to be transported around the globe is a time that in this modern car world, I feel needs to be treasured and retold.

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Why Do I Review Cars

I ponder today wondering why since 2015 I review modern cars? I never asked to review cars, the car industry contacted me. It grew from there and it was a learning curve for me to find my car niche when it came to writing car reviews. I made it clear to every car brand that I drive cars for the lifestyle and public attention it gets me. I like to use cars as a fashion accessory and when it comes to supercars to inspire women to at least have a go.

Up until now, I thought my car reviews could not get any more interesting, but that is the power of driving modern Rolls Royce’s the bigger the car the bigger the story.

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A Woman’s Love Affair Can Be Bought

Michael confirmed to me last month my true passion and love are vintage cars.  Vintage cars have an unexpected love story about them. The reason I am so in love with this 1934 20/25 Rolls Royce is best described by the current owner; Michael.

My 1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 is probably the most beautiful ever made. Perhaps this is because its first owner was a woman! This extraordinary vehicle reflects the most advanced engineering in the world at the time, and brings history and elegance in abundance to our roads today. Above all, its DNA is wholly apparent in any current model from Rolls Royce; still makers of the world’s finest motor car. 
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Rolls Royce 1934 Ordered By A Woman

Whilst experiencing the Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV I met a fine gentleman called Michael at the car park of Bovey Castle. Michael is a lover of cars and has many stories of his purchases for many classic cars over the years. Michael speaks the language of love when it comes to vintage cars a rare art of knowledge I find these days.

His British accent is alluring as his car collection himself. He is well mannered, educated and very passionate about his Rolls Royce 1934 classic car. There was something very regal about Michael and then it all made sense the more I spoke to him. I discovered Michael worked with Princess Diana regarding The Halo charity for the minefield in Angola.

In January 1997, just a few months before the tragic car crash that would take her life, Princess Diana stepped out onto an active minefield in Angola to learn how de-miners clear away explosives.  He talked me through the preparations how this iconic photo was taken. It is an unbelievable story to listen too.

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Poetic Driving

Over the years Michael likes to writes letters on behalf of his Rolls Royce to captivate the attention and young minds of fashion and lifestyle designers. Here is one of his letters. No modern car has this poetic romance to it only vintage cars do.
My Dear Lord Trousers,
I do understand your point. Stunning as your trousers are, they may not be so visible next to the sun.
However, if the principle of complementary applies, my extraordinary profile, complete with Greek temple radiator,  may enhance your breeches.
The employment of a similar god like bipede (human) may connect to a lifestyle I represent, hit centrally mass bipedal aspirations, and lead to more leggings being sold than most men could wear without changing them ten times a day!
My garage is in Devon, on Dartmoor, and I am looked after by a flanneled fellow called Ralph.
With almost silent purring regards,
PS I wear gaiters – leather ones – on my springs!
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The Designers Response

My Dear Rollo,

You are absolutely stunning! The perfect combination of style, luxury, engineering and something else that I can’t put a name to. The problem with photographing my garments against a vehicle as gorgeous as you are that the reader is more interested in the car than the trousers.

The designer is right to a degree no clothing will ever match a Rolls Royce but cars history always worked alongside fashion dialogue. We do judge a man by what he drives and what he chooses to wear whilst driving.

In 2019 the car industry is going through the most dramatic change ever in history and therefore for me what I am seeking is poetic justice and hanging on to a car history and nostalgia for as long as I can.

I want to be romanced by Michael’s Rolls Royce, after it was commissioned by a woman 85 years ago. For me it clearly highlights that woman too have loved the finest engineering when it comes to cars and have been part of that creation.

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Photoshoot Request

Dear Nick,

I notice in your catalogs and website you rarely use for backdrop an interesting motorcar.

I am the finest of them all: A Rolls Royce born in 1934 with one of the most beautiful bodies ever placed on a chassis – totally original too. My interior, wholly intact, has some of the finest Connolly leather seats ever made. I have many more attributes, but in short, I am the best in the country!!

As you are an organisation of great prestige, and so am I, I am writing to suggest you use me in some of your promotions.

I am sure I will help with your sales.

What do you think?


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The Drive

If I was reminded why Rolls Royce made cars to last then it was this moment. The sound of the engine starting, the sound of the leather and the feel and look of the walnut was beautiful. The exterior and that it was made by my man’s bare hands is a true reminder of why people like Michael choose to invest in cars like this.

In regards to the size of the lady of ecstasy, it was the biggest I have ever seen and a kind reminder that some of the most powerful owners and car engineers in the world have been women.

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Gracie Opulanza

Global menswear and luxury lifestyle journalist. Co-founder and editor in chief of Men Style Fashion. is my personal blog. Protection Status

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