• Short Summary

    A British Rolls-Royce, reputedly the world's most expensive car, has recently been re-sold in Chicago.?

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    A British Rolls-Royce, reputedly the world's most expensive car, has recently been re-sold in Chicago. It is a Phantom Five model, built in 1962 for King Feisal of Saudi Arabia at a cost of over GBP40,000 (sterling). It's African walnut interior alone cost GBP10,000 -- sufficient to buy a good family-sized house in most part of the world. This film, shot in Chicago shortly after the car was sold to a local businessman there, takes a look at all that expensive luxury.

    SYNOPSIS: This British Rolls-Royce is reputed to be the most expensive car in the world. An eight-passenger Phantom Five model, it was built in 1962 for king Feisal of Saudi Arabia at a cost of over GBP40,000. The African walnut interior alone, made from a single tree, cost GBP10,000 -- enough for a good family-sized house in most parts of the world.

    But the car's royal days are over. It was recently sold in Chicago, America, to a businessman there -- at an undisclosed price. However, the price tag for this particular Rolls -- made of a rare German nickel -- would still have been very, very high. Even if a bar was lacking -- for the King, a ddvout Moslem, doesn't drink.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7S5G27YV776N5BCI0QR2I82CR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7S5G27YV776N5BCI0QR2I82CR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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