1980 Ford LTD is as good as a Rolls Royce at something

In 1965 Ford tried to sell potential LTD buyers on the fact it was quieter than a Rolls Royce because, as well all know, interior noise is a huge factor in car buying. 15 years later, even though the LTD's low decibel advantage had turned into a barely audible tie, Ford was still proud of that fact the LTD was as… » 4/02/11 9:00am 4/02/11 9:00am

Nick Hogan's Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe At Pebble Beach

Well, not really. But if Nick Hogan did have one, this is totally the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe he'd drive. In fact, we bet he has a poster of this exact car on his jail cell wall right now. We'd also say the odds are high on this Phantom sticking out like a sore thumb at the Pebble Beach Concours.


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Jeeves, Fetch My 1040 HP Rolls, Would You?

Bugatti Veyron? Gauche. Bentley Continental T Red Badge? Slow. Rolls Royce Phantom? Piteously un-British. Why would you choose any of these rides when a 1040 HP, blown 592 Hemi-motivated, four-passenger Rolls Royce Silver Shadow is at your beck and call? We'll pause while you do a double take. That's right, this… » 7/21/08 12:20pm 7/21/08 12:20pm

Royal Rolls For Sale: Style, Luxury Inbred

Here's your chance to buy the "Rolls Royce of Rolls Royces," a pristine 1954 Phantom IV H.J. Mulliner Limousine, and one of only 18 built. This particular example belonged to Princess Margaret, the only member of the British royal family known to have engaged in a life-or-death struggle with her breakfast. Phantom IVs… » 6/11/08 3:40pm 6/11/08 3:40pm

A Garage Fit For a King: The Best Of The Sultan Of Brunei's Amazing Car…

Ferrari wagon-izations and hypercars bathed in magnetizing yellow are just a couple hints the Sultan of Brunei is perhaps the most Jalopnik head of state in the whole world. Like us, he seems to have a maddening obsession with odd cars. However, what sets him apart is his seemingly unending pot of money with which to… » 4/15/08 12:30pm 4/15/08 12:30pm

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Production Model Is For Who?

Ah yes, the new Rolls-Royce Coupe. It certainly looks like what the Queen would drive if she wasn't chauffeured everywhere, but who is this car actually for? The new Roller lacks the old world charm of the Bentley Brooklands, or a classic Facel Vega. But it's not exactly for new-money show-offs, like the Brabus… » 3/04/08 5:00pm 3/04/08 5:00pm

1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Jonckheere Coupe

And then there were ten. With a completely expected shoo-in for JFG like the Porsche 959, the margin of acceptance standing at 95.1% is no surprise. Impressive yes, but still bested by the McLaren F1 and the Mercedes 300SL, though we suppose that to be good company to keep. Today's offering is far less well known,… » 2/12/08 12:30pm 2/12/08 12:30pm

Rolls Royce Phantom By Mutec Makes Jump to Ludicrous Luxury

If the Rolls Royce Phantom you heathens voted out of the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage just isn't luxurious or ostentatious enough for your needs, consider the option from Mutec. They've upped the factory offering by stretching its wheelbase 110 centimeters and adding a duplicate, rear-facing set of super seats. Now you can… » 2/01/08 10:00am 2/01/08 10:00am

Rolls Royce Phantom Tungsten Edition

For those who think the base model Phantom is only for poor people and dermatologists, Rolls Royce is issuing a few Tungsten Edition Phantoms to each of the continents. The name comes from the special Xiralic Darket Tungsten paint treatment the car gets, which would have looked great on our old 300D. What will really… » 11/30/07 9:45am 11/30/07 9:45am

Bespoke My Ride: Rolls Royce Phantom Black

The mega-pimps at Rolls-Royce are taking their joint off the block, offering 25 special-edition Phantoms. Every one of the "Phantom Black" models — which are painted in special "Diamond Black" paint — are spoken for. Their 21" alloys would dwarf most other cars, but on the Phantom they look like doughnuts in search… » 7/06/06 3:06pm 7/06/06 3:06pm