A British Rolls-Royce, reputedly the world's most expensive car, has recently been re-sold in Chicago.?
CU Rolls-Royce name plate ZOOM OUT TO car
CU Emblem on radiator
CU Arabic number plate on car
GV car at curb side
SV INT. Showing dashboard
CU Wood panel dashboard PULL BACK TO SHOW INT. of car
CU Radio in back of car PULL BACK TO SHOW back seat
SV Table folded into back of front seat PAN TO wood panelling
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Background: 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.