Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sticker Porn:2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé

$547,185 (from $469,900).  This is "bespoke," but if i had to guess, it was a spec car.  The red dragon is bespoke.  My goofing on the configurator is bespoke. This is sansabelt.  This is a "queer eye for the straight guy," tasteful to a fault spec car, if I had to guess.
2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé invoice
$9000 for "Carrara" White; $9,225 for bespoke "marine"white

Seriously.
Wouldn't Rolls demand payment up front for a custom made Drophead? Wouldn't a discerning buyer willing to open the vault go for something more distinguishable from common dropheads than $7325 white face gauges and a $4,950 box with which the dealer presents you with your key?

Wouldn't a true bespoke Rolls buyer want his own mark on the car, and not this generic crap? Not someone else's tailoring? Maybe I got this wrong. Maybe this is the equivalent of carriage roofs and gold badges and "sport" packages.  Pick a safe color combo.  Throw on some high margin bullshit.  Then just wait for some plastic Scottsdale wench to tell sugar daddy that "ooo, it's 'bespoked!' and it goes with all my outfits!"


Barnum was right. So was Robin Leach and the makers of Viagra.

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
The $18,750 pizza oven coating on the hood looks nice.

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé grille
Surprised and relieved that they did not go all cheesy car dealer and order the gold Spirit of Ecstasy

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
Visible Exhausts are free of charge

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