Insane Rolls-Royce has a tube frame, champagne holster, and 462ci
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Back in January (it's already March ... 2018's got no chill at all) we crowned this as the most bizarre Rolls-Royce in the world.
Well, enter player two.
In Norway of all places we find this; a slightly modified 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. Like a lot of other lovely examples of the breed, it comes depicted in a beautiful deep red, it has a full leather interior, and it's dripping with chrome and wooden decadence.
Speaking of the D word, there's also a holster in the back for a champagne bottle (or, indeed, any other appropriately sized bottle) as well as a couple of flutes. So fancy.
But, practically everything else about this build is violently against your traditional, typical, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.
Under (and over...) the bonnet is a supercharged 462 cubic-inch GM V8. Inside is a full tube frame that cradles the driver and three passengers (bonus points to the builder for painting the tube in the same red as the exterior, plus adding cream leather padding). Drag-racing Hoosier rubber front and rear is the icing on this Roller's cake.
This, even though power figures aren't known, is a guaranteed straight-line beast.
We're featuring this Rolls-Royce because it's currently for sale on finn.no in Norway. It's priced at 890,000 Krone, which translates to just north of NZ$150,000. Which, when you think about all the time and effort that's gone into this build — not to mention the fit and finish, the cost of that engine, and the cost of a donor vehicle — isn't the worst way to spend 150 grand.
Or you could buy two BMW X2s with change. It's your decision.