• May 11, 2010
When a custom-tuned Rolls-Royce Phantom dubbed the "Centurion" showed up on eBay Motors three years ago, the seller wrote it "will become one of the most historically significant Rolls Royce Phantoms of recent times." In response, our own Alex Nunez replied, "We tend to agree, as bad things do make history." It appears that when the Centurion met history, they didn't get along: that's the car above, abandoned next to railroad tracks in the Russian suburbs.

Even if the Centurion was ugly, it's still a Phantom, and one would think it would be worth something more than a lonely death down by the tracks. Assuming the photo above is the real deal, there is at least one enigmatic inhabitant of Russia who thinks differently. Let this be a lesson, kids: this is what comes when one reaches too eagerly for stardom. You can have a look at the car in its better days in the gallery of high-res photos below. Thanks for the tip, Alex!



[Source: English Russia]


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      IDFsniper
      • 3 Years Ago
      To anyone that knows the location of this car, it would be apreciated. Despite what you may think that car is a proto-type and one of a kind, yes there will always be people with different opinions regarding the design, but the fact that it was done on a Phantom no-less is pretty remarkable, it was sold at the Polo-grounds in West Palm Beach to a Russian car collector as it sat among a large selection of Phantoms that were displayed there, the car collector chose that custom Phantom because it took the best of show for luxury concept cars. The designer that penned and then hand-built it is willing to purchace it and ship it back to the US, so if anyone out there has a clue to the location of this Phantom, it would be very cool, there has been one other built based on a Parkward and shipped to Australia, there is rumor of a new two seater design based on the EX100, still waiting to see the final design come out in December of this year. That phantom is not for everyone and like everything else everyone is entitled to their opinion, but you must admit it took some real kahonies like it or not,...........Even Rolls Royce design team took detailed photos for three days before it was shipped, retro design yes, it looked better two toned, there were eleven orders@$390K at that show, ....I know ,cause I was there,...it got a lot of attention,....the company is located someware in California,...still looking for more information on the company,....I suspect they are keeping under the radar
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is it not surprising to see (in the original pics) a "Towbin Motorcars" license-plate frame on this thing? It would take one of the Towbins' best efforts to make a Phantom into this thing too gauche even for Vegas.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bet the owner is in the trunk...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doesn't have much snow on it. I would guess someone hit the Stolichnaya a little too hard and wound up in a ditch. Prob pick it up soon.... Please don't start with the "In Soviet Russia Rolls Royce crashes You" garbage, k tx
      • 4 Years Ago
      In Soviet Russia, car abandons you....
      Oh nevermind!
        • 4 Years Ago
        exactly what I was thinking... except more like:

        IN SOVIET RUSSIA... CAR ABANDON YOU
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good thing it's cold in the pic. Whatever's stuffed in the trunk would probably smell pretty bad by now otherwise.
      • 4 Years Ago
      barf / lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmm... My suspicion is whoever owned it probably reported it stolen and took the insurance payment... Or maybe it really was stolen...

      Either way, this photographer is mental if he didnt take posession of this baby, assuming it's real
        • 4 Years Ago
        you're both wrong. defenetly mob related.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is just such an ugly car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Vodka is evil juice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There is probably a Lada driving around with those wheels by now
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