Montecito collector Charles Crail, son of LIFE magazine photographer Schuyler Crail, grew up in Hollywood. After finishing USC film school, he became a movie and then a network news cameraman. Covering the troubles of the ‘60s, though, made him miserable and therefore he quit. Probably as a rebellion to the misery and poverty he’d been filming, Crail found himself buying his first Rolls, a 1934 limousine used in Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines. From there he pyramided his profits and scored his biggest coup in 1970 by purchasing Warner Brothers’ entire Rolls collection. At 33, he is the world’s most exclusive car salesman, operating from a small office above Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. His clientele flies in from all over the world to view his collection, vaulted away in a heavily secured subterranean garage. Most of the time, however, wheeler-dealer Crail himself is prowling the globe in search of new merchandise. ‘Finding an old rolls is just as exciting as finding a lost Rembrandt’, says Crail. ‘It’s the excitement of the find, not the money’. Charles S. Crail Automobiles Santa Barbara CA 93108 USA

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Buick Series 50 Super Convertible 1941 for sale Buick Series 50 Super Convertible 1941   US   USD 65500 Charles Crail Automobiles

Buick Series 50 Super Convertible 1941 for sale

A Great Car With A Great Story This rare 1941 Buick Super 8 Convertible is a one-owner Montecito, CA car that is almost completely original and drives like it has 30,000 miles.The car has a wonderfu
Rolls-Royce 20/25 Drophead Coupe by Gurney Nutting 1933 for sale Rolls-Royce 20/25 Drophead Coupe by Gurney Nutting 1933   US   USD 175000 Charles Crail Automobiles

Rolls-Royce 20/25 Drophead Coupe by Gurney Nutting 1933 for sale

THE ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25The introduction of the smaller Rolls-Royce 20HP in 1922 enabled the company to cater to the increasingly important owner-driver market that appreciated the quality of Rolls-Royce


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Alvis TA 21 Drophead Coupe by Tickford LHD 1951 US On Request Dealer

Alvis TA 21 Drophead Coupe by Tickford LHD 1951 for sale

- Very Rare Left Hand Drive - Interesting History The Alvis type TA21 was announced in 1950, looking much like its TA14 predecessor but featuring independent front suspension and a new, overhead-v...