Businessman Orders Gold-Plated Rolls-Royce Phantom
In what may very well be the world’s most expensive Rolls-Royce Phantom limousine and perhaps the world’s most expensive limo overall, a businessman based in the Middle East has recently received a very customized Rolls limo. Apparently, the owner felt that a brand-new Rolls-Royce Phantom limousine wasn’t luxurious enough. So, he bought $4.5 million worth of 18-carat gold and had it crafted into all the interior fixtures and trims. The work took 18 months to complete, and the wealthy businessman recently took delivery of his new limousine.
The owner, who prefers to remain anonymous, contacted noted custom automobile designer Stuart Hughes, who is based in Liverpool, England, to create the molds for the gold and oversee the project. Hughes has used gold to create many different one-of-a-kind items, including a gold iPad and gold iPad covers for clients. For this project, he used more than 250 pounds of 18K gold to create the extraordinary limo. In addition to the custom interior, the Rolls limo is also heavily armored. It has armor plating and bulletproof windows capable of withstanding two hand grenades and around 570 rounds fired from a Kalashnikov assault rifle. The prices for regular Phantoms begin around $500,000. The final cost of this custom Rolls-Royce limousine is estimated to be a cool $8 million or so.
Here at NLS Limo, we’re very fond of Rolls-Royce automobiles and offer a few classic Rolls limousines in our fleet of San Francisco luxury rentals. Our classic Silver Wraith and Silver Cloud limos feature many original fixtures, including suicide doors, original woodwork, dividers, plush seating, mini bars and much more. They also feature tasteful updates like CD players, speakers and some small conveniences that our guests expect in a San Francisco Rolls-Royce rental. However, none of our beloved Rolls classics feature gold-plated interior fixtures, bulletproof glass or armor plating. We’d much prefer that our guests enjoy our solid gold customer service!
If you’re thinking about renting a Bay Area Rolls-Royce for a wedding, anniversary or other special occasion, or you’re looking for a unique gift idea for someone special, check out our lineup of classic Rolls automobiles! Our site features plenty of information about each San Francisco Rolls limo in our fleet, but, for more detailed information on rates, availability and answers to your questions, call us today at 800-339-8936!