When severe weather or a natural disaster strikes an area, it's hard to get sentimental over trivial possessions like cars, but at the same time, as auto enthusiasts, it always pains us to see a rare car lost regardless of the circumstances. Heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia have produced the worst flooding in the city since 2007, which according to Reuters has left an estimated 18,000 people displaced from their homes in addition to six deaths, leaving the roadways covered covered in feet of water.

One of the many cars claimed by the rising waters was this Rolls-Royce Ghost that is surrounded by water that almost fully covers the massive wheels. There is no word as to how much water got inside this Ghost, but it was obviously enough that it could be bailed out by the bucket.


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      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      This looks pretty pointless.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is he really trying to bail the water out of the car? While the water is up to the headlights? Youre kidding right? Insurance should cover it. I would hate to be the insurer to the owner of that car. Whew.
      blasds78
      • 1 Year Ago
      Zzzzzz
      h0wkeye
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pardon me. Do you happen to have any Greywater?
      Douglas Harry
      • 1 Year Ago
      What is the point of bailing out the water when it is still covered by water?
      d.hollywood
      • 1 Year Ago
      Assuming no body damage...what would the bid be at salvage?
      Sean Conrad
      • 1 Year Ago
      You guys need to stop posting stories about cars that are lost in events that also have lives lost. Where's your story about all of the cars lost when the WTC buildings came down? Probably nowhere, since that would be in poor taste... just like this 'story' is.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sean Conrad
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        Stang70Fastback
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sean Conrad
        You want to read about how this flood will impact the locals' lives, go read CNN, BBC, MSNBC, FOX, etc... You want to read about how this flood will impact iPhone manufacturing in China, go read Gizmodo or Endagted. You want to read about why this flood occurred, go read AccuWeather or NOAA. You want to read about the exotic cars that were damaged, or the impact of future car production, read Jalopnik or Autoblog. Seriously. What the hell? This is an AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIAST SITE. There are plenty of places to go to read about the tragedy. When you go to a comedy club, you assume you will probably hear jokes about all kind of subjects, including, possibly, 9/11. When you come here, you assume you will read about CARS, and, possibly, some crazy cars that were lost in floods.
          tinted up
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Stang70Fastback
          Don't be mad that there wasn't a news story when you rear ended that truck with your then-new Ford Escort way back in 1994.
          Sean Conrad
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Stang70Fastback
          Is there a story every time an expensive car gets in an accident? No? Huh.
        mistabuck
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sean Conrad
        Yeah it would make total sense for AUTOblog to post about natural disasters. makes loads of sense. they should do a post about gun control too.
      jz78817
      • 1 Year Ago
      if you can afford a Rolls, you can afford another one.
      Tina Dang
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is so sad to see such a beautiful European car getting destroyed like that... Why couldn't it have been a Cadillac or Chevy?!!!
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car is a symbol of affluence is a sea of poverty. The car didn't deserve this fate but the owners did.
        Alistair Lee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brodz
        As capital city, alpha city, primate city, business city, largest city and main national seaport, Jakarta is not exactly sea of poverty. Even quite few of its beggars aren't actually poor. It's no secret that a dirty, pitiful, begging grandma could make money as much as young professional worker. That's why wave of thousands people acting as beggars are continuously bombarding Jakarta every year. Yes, there are real poor people, but many many others are faking it. Moreover, that said Ghost is flooded right in the middle of central business district, a very upper class area. You can easily see Porsche, Range Rover, Lamborghini, or Ferrari in that area.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      So much class envy here.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Avinash Machado
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      Armchair Economist
      • 1 Year Ago
      For some context, Indonesia has a GDP per capita of around $3,500. The proletariat live on around $200 a month. Opportunism, corruption, collusion, and nepotism abounds—this is probably the main reason the city's infrastructure failed so catastrophically. It is highly unusual to see this kind of car there, since even the wealthy usually prefer to drive modest vehicles like Toyotas and Hondas out of fear of crime. My friend drove a Lexus and got her side view mirrors ripped out 9 times before she called it quits and bought a Toyota Kijang. I'm just surprised that Rolls still works underwater, the right turn signal blinks. LOL
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Armchair Economist
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