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$13 Million Rolls-Royce Sweptail Drops By Abu Dhabi Showroom For Photo Op

The one-off Rolls-Royce Sweptail that made its debut last year at Villa d’Este was commissioned by somebody who reportedly paid almost $13 million for the chance to drive something truly unique.

Underneath the bespoke bodywork lies a Phantom Drophead Coupe platform, but you certainly don’t need to look too close in order to see how different this car is compared to the Phantom.

The way the rear window tapers off and the curved elements in the rear fascia were all influenced by luxury yachts – and it shows. As for the front, it features new headlights and a new bumper design.Inside, gone are the rear seats, leaving room for a blue-lit wooden mid-shelf, like you get on a boat. There’s also some Macassar Ebony and Paldao wood to go with the Moccassin and Dark Spice leather.

Still, $13 million is a huge amount, one that could buy you four Bugatti Chirons – but we’re pretty sure the individual who ordered this special Rolls is a “money no issue” kind of person who can get as many Bugattis as he/she likes as well.

On the other hand, wealthy car collectors can spend a lot more than that on classics. For example, back in 2014, somebody bought a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at an auction for just under $40 million. In the end, it’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it?

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