Way back in 2004 (okay…it wasn’t that long ago…but just stay with me) if you had $320,000 burning a hole in your pocket you could have purchased a small condo in Florida…but you can’t go to the grocery store in a condo…but you can live in a car. But is a Rolls-Royce Rhantom just a car? And yes, you would have lost $300k in depreciation (we will ignore the maintenance and fuel costs) which is $413k in todays dollars, so for the past 16 years, you’ve lost in depreciation; $25k per year, $2,150 per month or $71 per day or $3 per hour or 5 cents per minute. And that’s not cost per minute of use, but cost 24/7. Seems like a small price to pay for the luxury and refinement of a Phantom…maybe? Or you could save the money and buy the used/abused Phantom for about the price of a new Honda Civic. Find this 2004 Rolls-Royce Phantom offered for $23,500 in Minneapolis, MN via craigslist.
The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was introduced in 1965 and has the remarkable distinction of being the first Rolls to be built with unibody construction. The factory in Crewe built and sold an astonishing 30,057 examples of this ode to opulence before it was replaced with the Silver Spirit after the 1980 model year. These […]