• May 26, 2009
Gearing up for production of the Silver Ghost, Rolls-Royce recently put out the call for craftspeople good with wood, leather, and paint. If a new MotoringFile report is true, if any of you get the job, you might be making wood veneers not just for the new plutocratic sedan, but for a few special Mini models as well.

Word is that Rolls-Royce will be developing a range of "coachbuilt" factory options, lumped together as options packages for Mini that you can order at your dealer and that would be administered at the Oxford plant. It is also being suggested that the Rolls name will somehow be attached to the special Coopers as well. You can let your Mini dealer know if you're interested in the program, but based on the estimated price of some other special edition Minis, well, be prepared to pay a lot of money.

[Source: MotoringFile | Image: Automoblog.net]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      It actually does look a little endearing in its own weird way.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks like it would be right at home in Burnout Paradise as part of the Toy Car collection.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't believe that Rolls Royce would do this.
      Their current owners would blow a gasket.
      On the other hand I can't say that I am not more than a little intrigued to see what it would look like, not this truncated version of a Phantom which I am not entirely convinced that some of the people on here realize is not the real thing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is super cool, in a Roger Rabbit way.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Keep it under 20,000 and its a buy
        • 5 Years Ago
        Do you mean keep the modifications themselves under $20,000, or keep the entire *car* under $20,000? It can't be the latter, as a normal Mini is hard to acquire for under $20,000...

        Or do you mean keep production under 20,000 units?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Kinda looks like one of the old Micro Machines from my childhood.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Way to dilute the Rolls Royce name. Whats next, a Rolls Royce truck with a diesel?
      • 5 Years Ago
      They probably have Barnum & Bailey standing by.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ha haha! Where are the Shriners, /the ycan drive these jokesters at the Calif christmas parades. April Fool in May!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Modern-day Riley Elf / Wolseley Hornet?
      • 5 Years Ago
      That Rolls is just brilliant :-) And cute in a way....