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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Rolls-Royce Pall Mall Tourer 1924 for sale Rolls-Royce Pall Mall Tourer 1924   US   On Request Charles Crail Automobiles

Rolls-Royce Pall Mall Tourer 1924 for sale

ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST W/ OVERDRIVE!7,431cc L-head inline six-cylinder engine Single Rolls-Royce Carburetor 4-speed manual transmission Overdrive Live front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and
Bentley 4 1/4 Litre w/ Overdrive Pillarless Coupe by Park Ward 1939 for sale Bentley 4 1/4 Litre w/ Overdrive Pillarless Coupe by Park Ward 1939   US   On Request Charles Crail Automobiles

Bentley 4 1/4 Litre w/ Overdrive Pillarless Coupe by Park Ward 1939 for sale

4,257cc OHV 6-Cylinder Engine Twin SU Carburetors Approximately 100bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive 4th Gear. 4-Wheel Servo Boosted Drum Brakes*Exceptionally well-documented history *Att


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Volvo 1800 ES Sport Wagon 1973 US On Request Dealer

Volvo 1800 ES Sport Wagon 1973 for sale

1973 VOLVO 1800 ES SPORT WAGON

This car was sold new to its original owner, Dr. Robert H. White, Jr., by Annapolis Motors Inc. in Pennsylvania. In 1993, the car was purchased back by the origi...