There is sometimes a question of authenticity when it comes to where a vehicle is built. As in the source is considered to be better.
Once it was the case that people in the U.S. wanted a Honda Civic built in Suzuka or a Lexus RX from Kyushu.
Doesn’t it seem that Volvos ought to be built in Sweden rather than China or. . .South Carolina?
So it comes as more than a bit of surprise to learn that Rolls-Royce produced 2,946 vehicles from 1921 to 1931 in a manufacturing facility in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Springfield. About 100 miles due west of where the Boston Tea Party was held. (Imagine.)
The hand-building operation was shuttered as a result of the Depression.
Today Rolls-Royce models are only produced at the company’s facility in Goodwood, England.
As they should be.–gsv