Rolls-Royce: Amazing Upgrades For Luxurious Rides

Sweptail (US$12.8 million, RM57.6 million) is an achingly gorgeous piece of machinery that showcases Rolls-Royce’s immortal coach-building expertise. A brushed aluminium piece frames the dignified face and leads into the hand-polished Pantheon grille. Along the sides, a combination of concave surfaces and mild flaring of the wheel arches lend a taut appearance which culminates in … [Read more…]

Rolls-Royce Phantom VII

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The Lady Vanishes It has always been a hell of a thing to transcend the times – to remain aloof and impervious to change. Especially true in this age of rampantly accelerating technology and social trends moving like a forest fire in a high wind. Who’s pulled it off and thrived? Jagger? Brucie? The Queen, … [Read more…]

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

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Rolls-Royce convertibles have always been the choice of high rollers, but when the first Phantom drop-top was auctioned, it sold for four times its list price. Like the Corniche convertible before it, this is one of the world’s most expensive and desirable rag-tops. Despite weighing nearly three tons, it can whisper to 60 mph (96 … [Read more…]

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

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In 1965, $20,000 bought a seven-bedroomed house, 11 Austin Minis, or a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. The Rolls that everybody remembers was the ultimate conveyance of landed gentry and captains of industry. But, by the early Sixties, Britain’s social fabric was shifting.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon – 2003

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Rolls Royce is now a wholly owned subsidiary of BMW but the cars that come out of its new Goodwood factory are as inimitable as they always have been. The Phantom saloon is the ultimate in sophistication, a classic RR design melded to BMW cutting-edge engineering. Built around a hand-welded aluminium space frame with a … [Read more…]

Rolls-Royce Corniche – 1971

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The Corniche had a late baptism in 1971. The monocoque construction of the 1965 Silver Shadow range made it virtually impossible for traditional coachbuilders to practice their calling: there was no separate chassis on which to fit panel work. Rolls-Royce faced the problem by increasing their stake in Mulliner Park Ward (MPW), already their in-house … [Read more…]