And has a direct connection to Hollywood.
A Rolls-Royce limousine is nothing new. Chances are, you've seen one before, at least in photos. But can you tell the difference between a real one versus a fake? Given the level of skill many aftermarket companies have these days, it can be extremely difficult. Those who aren't familiar with cars will never be able to tell the difference. Car lovers, however, typically take note of the small details and can correctly judge when something doesn't look quite right. That was the case with this 2001 Rolls-Royce Ghost. Yes, it's a limousine but it's not a real Rolls-Royce. What is it then? A 2001 Lincoln Town Car. And it can be yours.
But first, this thing actually has some supposed Hollywood star power.
The sellers claim this fake Rolls-Royce Ghost limousine was used in the upcoming "Coming to America" sequel starring the one and only Eddie Murphy. Arsenio Hall also reprises his iconic role. "Coming 2 America" is set to be released next December. Chances are this fake Rolls-Royce served as Prince Akeem's ride but it's still too soon to know for sure. It's also not possible to officially prove the car was used at all in the movie so we'll just have to take the seller's word. Despite its 141,000 miles, the limo's overall condition is said to be excellent.
Power comes from the old Lincoln 4.6-liter V8 rated at a whopping 235 horsepower and 287 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission.
Despite its Lincoln underpinnings, whoever converted this to a Rolls-Royce body went to great lengths to make sure few would know. The front end looks remarkably similar to the rear deal. The same goes for the rear and side angles. From a distance, nearly everyone will believe this thing came from the UK. There are even RR wheels and center caps. The interior features all of the amenities we'd come to expect in a modern limo. So, the price tag?
The asking price is $35,000 and as of this writing, the highest bid was just $7,600. Another piece of information provided is that this thing can be rented out for $500 per hour, though that sounds more like a New York or California price.
Hat tip to Bernard.