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Charles

Charles is a 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II in Willow Gold.

We named this beautiful car after Charles Rolls (1877-1910), co-founder of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd and pioneer in the fields of motoring and aviation. 

The familiar Rolls-Royce bonnet ornament, Spirit of Ecstasy, was designed by sculptor Charles Sykes in the early 1900s. The figure was based on an original design by Sykes – a one-off bonnet motif commissioned by Baron John Montagu for his 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. It’s believed that this figure, The Whisper, was modelled on Montagu’s secret lover, Eleanor Velasco Thornton – and for that reason, Spirit of Ecstasy is also known as Eleanor.

1978
Silver Shadow II

If you’d like to book Charles for your special day, or if you’d like to know more about CHW Classics, just give us a call on 07585 860224.