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Murray Motor Company Limited

Authorised Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dealer


“Strive for perfection in everything you do.

Take the best that exists and make it better.

When it does not exist, design it.”

Sir Henry Royce, Motor Mechanic, 1863 - 1933

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Welcome to Murray Motor Company Limited

A very warm welcome to

you from the team at Murray

Motor Company Limited.

We are delighted to bring you our

brochure which provides you with

information about the business and a

brief outline of the fascinating story

behind Rolls-Royce, past and present.

Brian Dickson

Sales Manager


The new showroom at Murray Motor Company Limited, with the Phantom Drophead Coupé in the foreground.


Sales

A Rolls-Royce Phantom is simply one

of the world’s most comprehensively

equipped cars. The list is endless and

as a world leader in luxury motoring

Rolls-Royce ensures that the

experience of choosing and owning the

car is set at an exceptionally high level.

Buying a Rolls-Royce Phantom is not

a mundane journey, it is a luxurious

experience. With the development

and production of a long-wheel based

version and a convertible, selecting

the right car to suit your motoring

needs is of prime importance.

Choosing the specification from a wide

range of options is the fun element,

either with us at the dealership

or at the Rolls-Royce factory at

Goodwood. We want you to enjoy

the experience of owning one of the

most luxurious cars in the world.


Our relaxed approach to helping you

choose your Rolls-Royce means that

your choice can also be made in your

home, with an extended road test

available to suit your personal schedule.

Subject to availability of specific models,

our team will work with you and take

time to make you feel comfortable

with the controls and handling of

the vehicle from your first enquiry.

Murray Motor Company Limited is

one of only six Rolls-Royce dealerships

in the UK. We believe there is a

quintessentially British feel to the

Rolls-Royce brand, with solid

foundations in advanced engineering

and manufacturing, provided

by investment and advanced

technology from BMW.


Where to find us

Murray Motor Company

22 Bankhead Drive

Sighthill

Edinburgh

EH11 4DJ

South Gyle Cresent

N

Telephone: 0131 442 1000

Fax: 0131 468 7232

www.rrmc-murray.com

Gogar Station Road

M8

M8

Bankhead Terr

Bankhead Drive

.

Bankhead Crossway N

Sighthill

Park

Cultins Road

Bankhead Ave

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 0900 - 1800

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday:

By appointment

A71

A71 - Calder Road


Customer Service

Customers buy a Rolls-Royce

because they want to drive a

prestigious and bespoke vehicle. At

Murray Motor Company, they also

receive a truly bespoke service.

We are proud of our traditional

values and customer care, which is

delivered by professionals who are

attentive to detail and who understand

your individual requirements.

Rolls-Royce offers the most prestigious

cars in the world for discerning drivers

who enjoy complete luxury. We offer a

truly bespoke and traditional customer

service. Our values lie in attention to

detail at every point of contact, and our

customer service skills are measured

regularly to ensure consistency.


Murray Motor Company Limited - Aftersales

Exceptional engineering is a hallmark

of the modern Rolls-Royce and

we understand the importance of

aftercare in the luxury car sector.

Our aftersales facility has world

class technology and dedicated

Rolls-Royce trained technicians.


From small beginnings

The John Martin Group, one of

Scotland’s most prominent and

respected privately-owned motor

businesses, takes its name from the man

who founded it, Chairman, John Martin.

Having served his apprenticeship as

a motor mechanic with Rossleigh,

John Martin established his own

servicing business in a lock-up in a

lane in Edinburgh. The lock-up was

the Group’s real foundation, from

which John Martin established his

own benchmark of always going

the ‘extra mile’ for customers. He

went on from here to sell his very

first new car in 1968, a Volvo from

a garage in Edinburgh which he

had named ‘Belmont’ after a rather

imposing house in the same area.

After almost 40 years, the Belmont

name continues to live on in the

Edinburgh dealership network,

expanding from its humble origins to

become a multi-franchise group with

turnover in excess of £160 million,

and multiple sites across Scotland. The

Group is now one of Scotland’s top 200

businesses. An additional trading name

of JM Accident Repair Centre has joined

the fold over the past four decades

and represent 15 franchises across the

country, incorporating some of the

most prestigious names in our business.

We were first appointed with the

Rolls-Royce franchise in 1985, and

in 1993 were recognised with the

prestigious award of Rolls-Royce Dealer

of the Year, the first and only time this

award has ever been presented.

Spanning the central belt of Scotland,

the Borders and Grampian region, the

Group now employs over 700 staff

who together deliver over 16,000 new

and used cars each year, and ensure the

maintenance and care of many more.


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The ‘modest entrepreneur’

Although he is undoubtedly one

of Scotland’s most successful

businessmen, John Martin, the Group’s

founder and Chairman, prefers

not to seek the public limelight.

He is much more at home working with

the Group’s Directors in overseeing the

ongoing building and refurbishments

of new and existing sites, ensuring that

every site meets his exacting standards.

Success on the scale of the John Martin

Group takes persistence, much hard

work, and absolute dedication. John

Martin has worked for over forty years

to establish his company as a dominant

and respected motor trade business.

In recent years, John Martin has had

to overcome what has been both a

personal and professional tragedy with

the sudden loss of son and heir, John

Martin Junior, who was much loved

and respected by the Martin family and

all the staff of the John Martin Group.

Subsequently, John Martin Senior has

seen the company through this loss

and the subsequent restructuring,

emerging as dedicated as ever with

his employees remaining steadfastly

loyal. The John Martin Group enjoys

the benefit of some of the UK’s

most experienced motor trade staff

- 24% of employees have over

10 years service. In fact, the second

person John Martin ever employed

retired in 2007 after 41 years of service.

The principles which John Martin still

applies to his business are those he

learned in the beginning. As he puts it,

“the difference between success and

failure is in the preparation of the car

in the first place, and then in the way

the customers are handled from the

moment they come into the dealership.”

It is a tribute to John Martin’s steadfast

dedication to customer service that

customers from his original lockup

‘down the lane’, established in

the sixties, remain loyal clients of

the John Martin Group today.


Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon

Since the production of its very first

car, Rolls-Royce has built the very best

motor cars of their time, becoming

the classics of today. The 21st century

Rolls-Royce had to be worthy of a

new millenium. In January 2003, the

Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon arrived;

it was a momentous occasion and

a milestone in automobile history.


The car is very much a British

production. The design was developed

in London at studios known as

‘The Bank’, named after the building’s

previous function. Many of the

designers and engineering team

are British, and the car rolls off the

production line at the purpose-built

facility at Goodwood in Sussex.

Much research was undertaken and

the design team set out to ensure the

Phantom was a true Rolls-Royce, with

long wheelbase and bonnet, short front

overhang, large wheels and a presence

which is both confident and imposing.


A luxurious cabin is combined with

silent refinement and immense

‘waftability’, provided by its quiet

and smooth V12 engine.

With cues taken from the past but

a truly contemporary design, the

Phantom is indeed a modern classic.

This perfectly proportioned

Rolls-Royce is ideal for the owner

and, indeed, driver of today.

The use of an advanced aluminium

space frame for the body/chassis

unit has meant rigidity on a scale

that for a car of the Phantom’s

size and weight is unequalled.

Powered by the mighty V12 6.75-litre

engine producing 453bhp and 531

lb-ft of torque, the Phantom Saloon

takes just 5.7 seconds to reach 60mph,

and will continue to an electronically

limited top speed of 149mph.


Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon Technical Data (Europe)

Dimensions

Vehicle length...............................................................5834mm

Vehicle width................................................................1990mm

Vehicle height (unladen)........................................1632mm

Wheelbase.....................................................................3750mm

Width at shoulder height, front.........................1509mm

Width at shoulder height, rear...........................1431mm

Leg room, front...........................................................1028mm

Leg room, rear................................................................947mm

Head room, front.......................................................1020mm

Head room, rear............................................................979mm

Boot volume (DIN).......................................................460 ltr

Fuel tank capacity............................................................100 ltr

Engine

Engine/cylinders/valves per cylinder.....................V/12/4

Power output @ engine speed............453bhp/460 PS

(DIN)/338kw @ 5350 rpm

Max torque @ engine speed............. 531 lb-ft/720NM

@ 3500 rpm

Fuel type .........................................................Super Unleaded

Steering and brakes

Steering type ..............Rack and pinion speed sensitive

Variable rate power assistance

Brake front/diameter ...........................Disc vent./374mm

Brake rear/diameter .............................Disc vent./370mm

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption Urban........................24.6ltr/11.5mpg

Fuel consumption Extra Urban..........11.0ltr/25.7 mpg

Fuel consumption Combined.............15.9ltr/17.8 mpg

CO2 emmisions ..........................................................385g/km

Range.................................................................up to 390 miles

Wheels

Tyre size.........Michelin PAX 265x790 R540 A 111 W

Wheel size.................................Michelin PAX 265x540 A

Weight

Unladen weight (DIN)................................................2495kg

Gross vehicle weight....................................................3050kg

Performance

Top speed ............................................. 149mph (governed)

Acceleration 0-60mph.................................................5.7 sec


The Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon’s mighty V12 6.75-litre engine.


Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé

When creating the Phantom Drophead

Coupé the Rolls-Royce Design Team

drew inspiration from the classic J-class

racing yachts of the 1930s. The fastest

yachts of their time, these pedigree

vessels possessed a spectacular

combination of ability, versatility and

fitness for purpose. Thanks to the use of

the finest materials in their natural state,

they were also exceptionally beautiful.

It’s this sense of functionality, immediacy

and exposure to the elements

our designers admired, and what

they have striven to capture in the

Phantom Drophead Coupé’s thrilling

lines. The use of steel and wood

- design highlights first seen in the

100EX experimental car of 2004

– cement the maritime theme.


Honesty and integrity were paramount

in the design process, which is why the

Phantom Drophead Coupé has a softtop,

rather than a folding metal roof so

beloved by the rest of the car industry.

As Ian Cameron, Rolls-Royce’s

Chief Designer, says, ‘It was very

important that we didn’t create a

folding hardtop, because that is an

unclear proposition. Our customers

wouldn’t own a reversible jacket, so

why would they buy a convertible that

looks like a Coupé? Besides, there’s

nothing more romantic than sitting

in a soft-top car and listening to the

rain pattering on the cloth hood’.

It was also important for the styling

to give a clearer hint at the Phantom

Drophead Coupé’s performance,

which is why the front is more rakish

and the radiator grille is a more

streamlined shape. A car to be enjoyed

in a more spontaneous, less formal

way, it’s fitting that the Phantom

Drophead Coupé’s vibrant character is

expressed in such unmistakable style.


100EX

The 100EX was the first experimental

car to be produced by Rolls-Royce

Motor Cars since the BMW Group

became custodians of the marque in

1998, and subsequently launched the

all-new Phantom at the company’s

new home in Goodwood in 2003.

Experimental models have long been

a feature of Rolls-Royce, particularly

between 1919 and 1957 when a

number of motor cars were given

the EX name. Unlike a concept

car, an experimental car functions

more fully and was originally used by

Rolls-Royce to test and evaluate new

systems, components and features.


The 100EX was designed as an

open-top, four seat, two-door

drophead with a 9-litre V16, 64 valve

engine throbbing under the bonnet.

It was produced to celebrate the

100 year anniversary of Rolls-Royce

in May 2004. A strong nautical

theme featured both inside and

outside the car, complimented by

polished aluminium on the bonnet

and windscreen surround.

Shorter than the Phantom by

165mm and 71mm lower, the

100EX has a graceful side profile

with a characteristic dynamic rise in

the waistline over the rear wheels

and lines that sweep upwards

towards the front of the motor car.

Traditional Rolls-Royce ‘waftability’

was created visually - the sense that

the 100EX has the power to whisk

its passengers swiftly to a maximum

speed in a truly relaxed manner.

The car has toured extensively around

the globe in the last two years to

outstanding acclaim. Such has been

the demand, that a version of the

car is now in production, with the

first vehicles delivered in late 2007.


101EX

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled

a second experimental car, the 101EX,

at the 2006 Geneva show. It has

been hand-built to explore a potential

design direction for a future coupé

model, which is now confirmed to

commence production in late 2008.

The 101EX uses the same lightweight

aluminium construction that was

developed for the Phantom, although

the body is shorter by 240mm.

A full four-seat coupé and twin coach

doors add to the car’s rakish good

looks and streamlined coupé profile.

The roofline is lower than the

Phantom’s, with a shallower glass area.

Streamlined styling has similarities with

the 100EX, starting at the front with

the famous grille, discreetly reclined,

and extending back across a brushed

aluminium bonnet and windscreen

surround. The rest of the sleek

bodywork is finished in dark tungsten.


New 21-inch forged aluminium

wheels complete the exterior look.

Inside, the cosseting interior has been

designed for elegance and maximum

comfort for all four occupants.

Machined aluminium, fine leather and

rosewood and red oak veneers are

used throughout. Slimline bucket seats

offer outstanding comfort for front

passengers while the exceptionally

spacious rear seat delivers intimate

comfort for two. Privacy is assured

by the sweeping C-pillars.

The design team has experimented

with interior lighting on the 101EX,

and the car features a ‘starlight

headliner’ made up of hundreds

of fibre optic cables to give the

impression of a star filled night sky.

The 101EX balances high technology

with hand craftsmanship. It illustrates

the position of strength from which

Rolls-Royce operate, and points the

way for potential new models.


Rolls-Royce’s Goodwood facility in Sussex.


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited - The Company

When the new company came

into being, a factory was needed to

create the new car. The Goodwood

facility in the 42-acre grounds of the

Earl of March’s famous Goodwood

Estate, which has its own motor

racing heritage, was ideal.

It’s hard to believe that a centre of

engineering and technical excellence

exists in such peaceful surroundings,

the factory blending effortlessly

with the natural surroundings, which

include landscaped gardens and a

causeway spanning a peaceful lake.


The roof lines have been kept low,

allowing the facility to blend in with

its surroundings. Part of the building

has been built below ground and

by covering the exposed roof with

sedum plants, it changes colour with

the seasons. However this is not just

aesthetic as it also acts as insulation.

Other environmentally friendly

touches can be found throughout

the site - the lakes cool the building’s

air supply and make up part of the

facility’s drainage, whilst glass walls

provide so much natural light that

artificial lighting is kept at a minimum.

The Phantom Saloon makes

several stops on its journey

through the Goodwood factory.


The facility itself is a fascinating mix of

state-of-the-art technology and old

fashioned craftsmanship. Specialist

craftsmen and women work alongside,

and in harmony with, some of the

world’s most sophisticated equipment.

In the wood workshop, the Phantom’s

bespoke interior begins to take on

its very own character. The finest

veneers cover 1.7 square metres of

the car’s interior, and this intricate

woodwork is undertaken by the 29

skilled experts who take as long as

30 days to produce all the separate

wooden elements required.


The same high levels of skill and

attention to detail are found in the

leather workshop, where handpicked

hides arrive from a specialist tannery.

Many of the expert leather workers

and seamstresses were sailmakers and

saddlers before joining the company

and their craftsmanship is obvious.

We strongly recommend that our

customers experience the Goodwood

factory and all its customer facilities

for themselves, an experience that

we are more than happy to arrange.


Rolls-Royce craftsmen and women hand pick and hand finish the marquetry veneer.


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Murray Motor Company Limited - Authorised Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dealer

22 Bankhead Drive, Sighthill, Edinburgh EH11 4DJ

Telephone: 0131 442 1000 | Fax: 0131 468 7232 | www.rrmc-murray.com

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