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Rolls Royce Phantom

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Miguel Antonio, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    I don't see why you're comparing the two. You really have to see one in person to realize what a presence it has.



    I agree it's not a beauty, but the proportions are rather nice.


    What makes you think I haven't seen one (or a dozen)?
     


  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I can't for the life of me see why someone would want to drive the standard Rolls or Bentley around. A Continental GT, perhaps. The high-end Mercedes luxury cars do practically everything better for half the price. It's sheer decadence, only they aren't actually better made or perform better in any way I can think of.

    The interior, especially at the back seat, is much nicer than the Mercedes. I would never drive it personally, but riding in it is a pleasure that I've not found surpassed by any current standard car.

    It is pretty ugly, though, and has some unfortunate associations.
     


  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We were down in Los Gatos the other day and stopped in at the Bentley, Rolls and other exotic car dealer there. Being pretty much the epicenter of internet fortunes, these are "affordable transportation" in this local. From photos, I disliked the Rolls. I didn't like the heavy look, the armored car style and departure from tradition. But, when you see one in person, sit in it, open and close the doors, I have to tell you, it is a whole different experience! They are simply amazing.

    Like any luxury item, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But see one, and sit in one before making a final decision.
     


  4. appolyon

    appolyon Senior member

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    have always wanted one like the following (of course with out all the nazi regalia):

    [​IMG]
     


  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    The interior, especially at the back seat, is much nicer than the Mercedes. I would never drive it personally, but riding in it is a pleasure that I've not found surpassed by any current standard car.

    It is pretty ugly, though, and has some unfortunate associations.


    As far as I'm concerned, it won't exceed the Mercedes 600, the car of dictators and plutocrats alike:

    [​IMG]
     


  6. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    There's always the 770K Grosser.

    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     


  8. Miguel Antonio

    Miguel Antonio Senior member

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    LabelKing said:
    I'm talking about the new one made by BMW. I think it has some good things like the ride quality and the classical interior design, however the grille styling is terrible, so no self-respecting businessman or politician will ever buy one. Most plutocrats are buying the Maybach 57 or the 62. I think that the 62 is the best deal from all the options in the super luxury market.
     


  9. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    LabelKing said:


    I'm talking about the new one made by BMW. I think it has some good things like the ride quality and the classical interior design, however the grille styling is terrible, so no self-respecting businessman or politician will ever buy one. Most plutocrats are buying the Maybach 57 or the 62. I think that the 62 is the best deal from all the options in the super luxury market.


    No they aren't. Have you seen Maybach's sales figures? They are horrible! MBUSA just cut back more than 50% of its Maybach dealers.

    Jon.
     


  10. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I'd rather have this:

    [​IMG]


    +1
     


  11. Miguel Antonio

    Miguel Antonio Senior member

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    Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
    [​IMG]

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    It's a beautiful car, but too old fashioned for everyday use.
     


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    What makes you think I haven't seen one (or a dozen)?

    By your comment, of course. It is an incredibly massive car. Note that I may be wrong, but Mercedes was the farthest thing from my mind when I first caught glimpse of the Phantom.

    The grille was described by someone as resembling upmarket kitchenware.
     


  13. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    What makes you think I haven't seen one (or a dozen)?

    I've seen at least 30-40 of them. But, this is PBC, so...

    Jon.
     


  14. Miguel Antonio

    Miguel Antonio Senior member

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    ThingLonger said:
    The grille is impressive. It generates strong reactions. It's a love or hate grille.
     


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    the front grill kinna resembles a big rig, but I love it... as for the rear[​IMG] oh my, oh my[​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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