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Re: They don't build them like they used to

Another story about Rolls-Royce - probably an urban legend but funny never-the-less.

Someone was touring Africa (probably in the 1950s) in their Rolls-Royce when it broke down. They managed to get it to a local garage, but the problem was initially beyond them - basically a critical part was broken and they had to fly the replacement out from the UK before the car was able to proceed on its journey. When the owner of the car returned to the UK he expected to find an invoice for the cost of the part its delivery to the back-end of no-where. No invoice, and none were sent to him over the next 6 months, so he contacted Rolls-Royce to find out what had happened. There response was to say that they had no record of the event, since "their cars simply do not break down".

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