Rolls Royce is a BMW brand now and built at Goodwood.
Bentley is Volkswagen and stayed at Crewe.
There was a huge poke in the eye over it when VW
bought the Rolls business. The trademark RR
is owned by Rolls Royce Aero Engines and Volkswagen didn't get the rights to it when they bought the factory. So Rolls licenced it out to BMW and they built a new plant.
The Bentley brand stayed with VW
, and they are selling at a premium. New Bentleys can be resold at a huge markup when they are delivered. However the boringly styled BMW product (Rolls Royce) is in big trouble. Sales are around half what they expected and heads are rolling. Poor sales across the pond aren't helping, and a reluctance of many longstanding Rolls owners to buy what they see as a German made kit car without the legendary Crewe workforce behind it.
Lead me not into temptation, I can find my own way there...