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market, augmenting their wellestablished hold in the limousine trade and capturing the attention of buyers around the world. Newspapers throughout the States carried stories about the competition in their sports sections or on their f ledgling automotive pages. By 1913, they were selling their high-end cars at French, Indian and Australian dealerships and shipping them to the States on special order. Their promotions drew the attention of an American lawyer who ordered #2380 and had it shipped to him in Boston. The car was a “Colonialstyle” built with higher road clearance and a larger fuel tank to give it a longer range over what the British imagined were the rough roads

and rugged terrain of the colonies. Shortly after the lawyer received delivery, #2380 wound up in the garage of the Knowles family, heirs to a huge New England textile fortune. In 1941, according to Cullen’s records, a 36-year-old Lucius James Knowles of Boston, who had been named after his great-grandfather, the inventor of the modern loom, was in Detroit awaiting his wedding to a loc a l woman. He had been ready to dispose of the old car when he took a side trip to Henry Ford’s Edison Institute in nearby Dearborn, Michigan. Knowles was enamored with the museum’s collection of vintage cars. He promptly donated his family’s Rolls-Royce to the collection. That gift no doubt

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