San Francisco Rolls Royce Rentals
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently announced record sales for the third year in a row. The legendary luxury automaker recorded a one percent sales gain in 2011-2012 from the previous fiscal year’s numbers with 3,575 models sold. A one percent increase in sales might not seem like a noteworthy achievement, but consider that in the previous two years, sales of Rolls-Royce automobiles increased 31 percent and a remarkable 150 percent, respectively. The automaker cites expansion into Central and South America as one of the primary reasons for their record sales, along with the slow but steady recovery of economic conditions across the globe.
Legendary luxury automaker Rolls-Royce recently announced that they are releasing a very limited number of special edition Ghost models. The automaker has been flexible about some very unusual customer requests over the years, but the newest special edition is among the most memorable for reasons that will either delight or dismay you. Rolls has announced that they will be customizing a handful of vehicles in what they are calling the One Thousand and One Nights Bespoke Ghost Collection.
The Rolls-Royce Bespoke Department is the division responsible for filling customers’ customization requests, and we have written about some of the more unusual requests over the years. Various Rolls models painted in canary yellow, neon purple and other eye-catching colors are fairly light lifting for the Bespoke craftspeople, but this latest Ghost customization scheme inspired them to take some creative license with color schemes. Bespoke craftspeople will take a few stock Ghost models and paint the lower body panels a deep matte brown. The gracefully sloping hood and pillars, essentially everything above the character line and the Ghost’s grille will be painted a matte caramel color.
Some light grey pinstriping will accent the matte paint job, and a number of small appliqués, including an Arabic inscription that spells out “One Thousand and One Nights,” will be strategically located on the exterior. Moving inside, Rolls customization experts have chosen light grey leather for the seating, accented by piano black trim. Passengers will enjoy the standard LCD screens in the back of the front seats, as well as all the usual luxurious Rolls appointments, including an updated, state-of-the-art sound system perhaps for enjoying all 1,001 folk tales supposedly related by Scheherazade.
Rolls has been reluctant to reveal precisely how many special Ghost editions they will make available or the expected list price, but buyers can expect to pay well over the $261,000 cost for base model Ghosts. The One Thousand and One Nights collection is expected to make its debut at the Sharjah International Auto Show in the United Arab Emirates in late November, and Rolls has announced there will be two more special Ghost models with this motif available next year.
Whether you like the matte brown paint scheme or not, a new Rolls-Royce Ghost is a pleasure to behold. It is even more of a pleasure to ride in! If you’re looking for San Francisco Rolls-Royce rentals for an upcoming wedding, anniversary, sightseeing tour or other special occasion, call us today at NLS Limo at 800-339-8936 to reserve yours. We currently do not offer any new Rolls-Royce limousines, but we do have some very lovely (and very affordable) antique Ghost, Silver Cloud and Silver Wraith models for you. If you’re thinking about renting a Rolls-Royce in the Bay Area, you have come to the right place! Call us today to reserve yours.
After struggling to find a way to entice buyers of pre-owned Rolls-Royce automobiles and address their concerns about each vehicle’s provenance, the venerable luxury carmaker has finally found a solution. To certify ownership and allay the fears of prospective buyers, Rolls has set up a program called, fittingly, Provenance that will provide quality control and extended warranty coverage for most models. The company had deliberately avoided meddling in the secondary Rolls-Royce market out of concern about the negative connotations of the terms “pre-owned” or “used car.” However, after reviewing the idea and hearing from customers, they reconsidered their position and now call Provenance their “approved programme for pre-owned cars.”
Rolls-Royce’s much-anticipated all-electric, battery-powered Phantom EX102 was rolled out for curious onlookers and luxury limo aficionados at the Geneva Motor Show recently, and it created quite a stir. Rolls-Royce says the vehicle costs a few pennies per mile to operate and has zero emissions, a marked change from other limos made by the legendary luxury automaker. Rolls says the new Phantom can be charged via electrical outlet or wirelessly by driving over a unique electric pad that can be installed in owners’ garages.
A pair of Rolls-Royce limousines commissioned by Harrods, the world-famous department store, has been scheduled for sale on the auction block. If the reserve prices are met or surpassed, the limos will be sold in Bonhams’ Paris sale of Motor Cars at the Grand Palais on February 5, 2011. Harrods bought one of the Rolls-Royce limousines, a 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V once owned by Edward, Duke of Kent, at an auction in 1996. Harrods had the limo completely refurbished inside and out with the store’s trademark color, Harrods Green. This Rolls is expected to sell for between $190,000 to $250,000 US.
The new and very shapely Bentley Mulsanne has received the “Best Limousine for the Red Carpet” prize at the glittering Gulf Connoisseur Awards ceremony. The annual event was held at the Armani Hotel in Dubai and featured many exceptional limos including the Maybach 57 and the Rolls-Royce Phantom, both runners-up to the Mulsanne.
There is something so very California about cruising around in a classic car. In most of the state and especially on the coast, temperate weather and the absence of corrosive road salt make antique cars a common sight to the delight of drivers and car aficionados of all ages. But you don’t have to own one of these timeless classics to enjoy driving one. Rent an antique car in San Francisco from Nationwide Limousine Service and cruise down Highway 1. Spend a day in the wine country or drive to your wedding reception. The possibilities are endless. Check back often as you never know when we’ll add another classic car to our fleet. For now, select from the following classic automobiles: