An agreement was quickly reached
giving Rolls exclusive sales rights for all the cars Royce could produce
and the two men really got down
to work. A 10 HP car, a 10 HP chassis and
engine, a 15 HP chassis,
a 20 HP car and a 30 HP 6 cylinder
engine were all exhibited at the Paris Salon in early December 1904.
And then, on
December 23rd, a contract between the two companies was signed, including
a clause stipulating
that all the cars should be called
"Rolls-Royce".The company which would soon
"the best cars in the world" was
Unfortunately, Rolls was only to
enjoy the success of the company which bore his name for a few more years
12th July 1910 he tragically met his death in a flying accident at Bournemouth.
Royce was to spend many more years
at the head of the company stamping his unique personality on
Rolls-Royce motor cars right up
to his death on 22nd April 1933.