There is no doubt in our mind that the Rolls Royce Phantom is a beautiful machine, but what would happen if it got the iPhone treatment? The reason we say this is because Stuart Hughes (yes the same guy who likes to pimp your smartphones) has given this car the Midas touch. Now one of the world’s most luxurious cars is now been given the gold treatment.
It is a little hard to know who will purchase this car now, as it will now be out of the league of those who could once afford it. The reason we say this is because the price tag has increased to £5 million, but as far as we know this was a one off. Needless to say it was for a Middle Eastern Businessman, who has not been named.
You may wonder why such a high price, but when you consider that there is now 120KG of 18ct Gold as well as being amour plated you will see why. The car was not just the work of Stuart Hughes though, as they collaborated with Eurocash AG of Zug Switzerland, as it was one of their clients who wanted this bespoke vehicle made.
If you happen to be driven around in the limited edition Rolls Royce Phantom and suddenly come under machine gun fire and a couple of hand grenades, then rest assured that you will not be harmed. So you know the thing is tough as well as sexy looking – well to some it is.
The job of applying the gold and amour was not done in a greasy auto repair shop, it was done in a clean environment over 18 months – you heard right – one and a half years. If you would like a version of this car, then you will need to give Eurocash a call.
However, if this is not to your liking, then they do have a range of other cars for you to choose from. These range from another version of the Rolls Royce Phantom, BMW 760 Li, Ferrari 599, Aston DBS and a Helicopter Augusta 109 MC thrown in for good measure. All of these have been armored to take a beating. The only issue we have is that they do not have that certain something, and the reason for this is due to the fact that Stuart Hughes was never involved with them.
Having said that, why would you want someone trying to shoot or blowup all that gold that you have just paid for? Then again, having that gold will make you an even biggest target than you were before.