Rolls-Royce unveils most expensive new car ever made

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If money is no problem in your car-buying habits, why not purchase the most expensive new car ever made — a one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce?

An unnamed buyer, seeking a vehicle styled after the Rolls-Royce offerings in the 1920 and 1930s, spent a reported $12.8 million on a Rolls-Royce Sweptail. The car took four years to make and was unveiled to the public recently at the Concorso d’Eleganza in Italy.

The one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce Sweptail cost an estimated $12.8 million.
The one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce Sweptail cost an estimated $12.8 million.

The custom coach was designed via the customer’s wishes: a coach-built coupe with a glass roof. The buyer is described in the carmaker’s press release as a “connoisseur and collector of distinctive, one-off items including super-yachts and private aircraft.”

Further, the vehicle was detailed as having traits of several iconic Rolls-Royce models of yesteryear:

“The grandeur, scale, flamboyance and drama of the 1925 Phantom I Round Door built by Jonckheere; the svelte tapering glasshouse, dramatic dash to axle proportion and up-sweep of the rear departure angle of the 1934 Phantom II Streamline Saloon by Park Ward; the elegantly falling waist-rail, swept tail coachwork of the 1934 Gurney Nutting Phantom II Two Door Light Saloon, and the flowing roofline, rising departure angle, and again the swept tail coachwork of the 1934 Park Ward 20/25 Limousine Coupé.”

The purchase price was not confirmed by Rolls-Royce. Its designation as the most expense new car ever sold could be true. The average new Bugatti Chiron sells for just less than $3 million.

The video below details many of vehicle’s interior and exterior specifics:

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