What percentage of cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today?
75% of all Rolls-Royce vehicles are still on the road today. Rolls-Royce Ltd is a car and airplane engine manufacturing company founded in 1906 by Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce. The same year, the company introduced its first car, the Silver Ghost. The car ran non-stop for a record-breaking 15,000 miles. Rolls-Royce Motors was acquired by the British conglomerate Vickers in 1980 and then purchased by BMW in 1998, even though BMW's final offer was beaten by Volkswagen. Rolls-Royce chose BMW because the companies already had joint business ventures. BMW then built a new, dedicated Rolls-Royce factory in Goodwood, England.