Rolls-Royce White Glove Driver Course Preserves Motoring Traditions

Rolls-Royce White Glove

The Rolls-Royce White Glove driver course is poised to pave the way toward a better brand understanding and operations by today’s chauffeurs and professionals. With traditions and even minimal etiquette standards nearly a distant memory, can the brand salvage some of that former class and pizazz? The focus of the program is on proper driving and operational professionalism. What that means: A Hawaiian shirt is never acceptable attire for the chauffeur of a Rolls-Royce car.

Geared toward keeping the traditional chauffeuring practices alive, the Rolls-Royce White Glove professional driving school delivers owners from fleet frustration. read more

Largest Rolls Royce Order Ever: 30 Phantoms for $20 Million

largest rolls royce order

The largest Rolls Royce order in history has been placed and taken its place in headlines across the globe. Gambling guru Stephen Hung (giggle) has ordered 30 Rolls Royce Phantoms for the hefty sum of $20 million dollars. Hung ordered the fleet of Phantoms to serve as transportation for customers indulging in his Hong Kong casino. It would seem that a simple taxi is no longer suitable for the extreme onslaught of new wealth in China.

Man places a single order for 30 Rolls Royce Phantom luxury cars. The photo above shows Hung sealing the deal with Rolls Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes.  read more

1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost With an Interesting Criminal History

1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

A 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost with an interesting criminal history changed hands for $83k at auction recently. The previous owner was a bit on the shady side, a criminal dubbed “Mr. Moneybags.

The 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is pictured above. The car along with most of the other ill-gotten gains possessed by Mr. Moneybags will be sold in efforts to reimburse those he wronged. Flashy criminals typically get busted by drawing so much attention to themselves.

Mr. Moneybags is Michael Swann, who purchased the classic Rolls Royce after relieving the Otago District Health Board of $16.8 million dollars. Rather than flying under the radar with his stolen funds, Moneybags opted to show out with flashy cars, properties and a lavish lifestyle. Needless to say, it eventually raised red flags and Swann was arrested, leaving his goods and toys to be auctioned off in efforts for those he wronged to recover some of their losses. Swann was sentenced back in March of 2009, and his hidden assets leaked out in a stream. read more

Will the Next Rolls Royce Phantom Have More than a Facelift?

Rolls Royce Phantom

What appears to be the next generation of the Rolls Royce Phantom has been spied recently near a testing location in Germany. The nearby testing location belongs to BWM. The Rolls Royce Phantom underwent the knife for a facelift back in 2012, but that has been the main alteration in quite a stretch of time. The car spied testing appears to have a few noteworthy changes.

Is this the 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom? Testing mules were spied near a BMW site in Germany. 

The Rolls Royce Phantom test mule testing within range to a BMW test site could mean a hybrid powertrain is being developed. The car had four exhaust pipes poking directly out the rear and two extra intakes up front. Some are guessing that the next generation of the Rolls Royce Phantom will be based on the BMW 7-Series, but with some serious tweaks. read more

Andy Warhol Rolls-Royce Available Online

Andy Warhol Rolls-Royce

They say Andy Warhol was not really much of a car guy, but his works and previously owned vehicles speak for themselves. Now buyers have the opportunity to shop online and pick up just about anything…including an Andy Warhol Rolls-Royce…on eBay Motors.

The Rolls-Royce is an unexpectedly muted color for such a flamboyant artist.

While it remains unclear if the famed pop artist was more enthralled with automobiles, Campbell’s soup cans or Marilyn Monroe, his body of work continues to demand top dollar. And just like any vehicle for sale, the value rises substantially when it had a famous owner. Does Andy Warhol not make a rather colorful previous owner? read more

Shocking Auto News: A Production Plug-in Rolls-Royce Phantom

Plug-in Rolls-Royce Phantom

The traditionalist company that is Rolls-Royce rarely produces anything utterly shocking (See what I did there?). It is for that very reason that murmurings of a the plug-in Rolls-Royce Phantom concept actually inching toward production are more than a bit intriguing. Will the next generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom offer an alternative powertrain and a modern carbon fiber and aluminum chassis?

The Rolls-Royce 102EX concept has been around for a while, and could become a reality soon if rumors are true. read more

A Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 Powered Aeroboat? Yes, Please

Rolls-Royce Merlin

There are some very luxurious yachts, superyachts and speedboats on the waters today, though few can rival the thirst of a famed Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. The good news is that soon a beast will be making waves in the form of a Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 Aeroboat.

Renderings of the Rolls-Royce powered aeroboat show it in various lights. Overall, she is sporty, sophisticated and certainly fast.

Why a new Rolls-Royce Merlin powered boat is exciting  

The Rolls-Royce Merlin engine has powered some of the nastiest machines in history, including the Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire, Avro Lancaster and Fairey Battle. The Merlin engine in its most basic form is a liquid-cooled 27-liter V12 piston aero monster. Rolls-Royce cars are one thing, but a modern boat with a Merlin engine is an entirely different animal to cuddle, love and to fear. read more

Buyers Go Gaga for Her Rolls-Royce at Auction

Rolls-Royce at auction

Fans of luxury cars and Lady Gaga just had the opportunity to purchase her 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III yesterday. How often does one get the option to go gaga for a celebrity-owned Rolls-Royce at auction? The sale remained stagnant with 2 bids at $16k for a long while–then things picked up and the Rolls went for $125k.

Not only can the buyer feel good about owning a small slice of something considered interesting, Lady Gaga is donating a cool 100% of the sale to the MusiCares charity. MusiCares is a charity that assists those working in the music industry during times of need. You know, if you be all late on that Lamborghini payment and need to keep up appearances…I kid, I kid. The sale took place at the Hard Rock New York as a segment of the ‘Music Icons, Legends and Rebels Auction’. read more

Rolls-Royce Phantom Waterspeed Collection Boasts a Few Firsts

Rolls-Royce Phantom Waterspeed

Rolls-Royce is paying homage to the Bluebird K3 boat with a very special model. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Waterspeed Collection will feature just 35 examples of the drophead Phantom coupe that onlookers can drown in drool staring at, because they are both unparalleled and unattainable.

The official name of the collection is rather lengthy: The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection. 

But what is the Bluebird K3?

The Bluebird K3 was a Rolls-Royce powered speedboat that held the world waterspeed record during its time in the 1930s. The Bluebird took the record in 1937 with Sir Malcolm Campbell at the helm. It was an exhilarating time for Rolls-Royce as they powered over land, air and sea, some of which carries on today. read more

Mansory Rolls Royce Wraith: Wreck or Wicked?

Mansory Rolls Royce Wraith

As if the exterior wasn’t obvious enough, pop open the hood of the Mansory Rolls Royce Wraith and take in the changes! Drenched with vibrant color and upgraded mods, aftermarket performance company Mansory have managed once more to improve upon perfection.

Mansory proves again that it is among the top boutique tuners in the world. The Mansory Rolls Royce Wraith is simply exquisite. 

Rolls Royce is a badge synonymous with utmost luxury. It is certainly a challenge to improve upon anything the carmaker delivers, and yet, just behold what Mansory has managed with the new Wraith. The tuned Wraith captivated onlookers at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, where I can imagine many offered their life savings for the chance to own one. read more