Manhattan Motorcars Commissions $200,000 Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament

manhattan motorcars commissions 200 000 rolls royce hood ornament

Car thieves take note: your Grail has arrived. Motor Authority reports somewhere out there exists a platinum and diamond Spirit of Ecstasy. Where you ask? Dunno. See, the new Rollers feature a retractable hood ornament so as to spoil your pilfering plans. Of course we would guess that with a little ingenuity (and a crowbar) an enterprising and upwardly mobile thief could determine if a particular Rolls contained said ornament. Commissioned by Manhattan Motorcars as a, "tribute to the car itself," the dictionary definition of gaudy costs a cool $200,000 — about half the price of a Phantom. One way to think of such an expenditure is as an investment — precious metals are only getting more and more valuable. Another way is as a testament to the power of the capitalist system, and the shocking fact that the poor haven't strung the rich up by their own guts. Yet.

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  • Nicodemus Nicodemus on Apr 04, 2008

    "..a platinum and diamond Spirit of Ecstasy. Where you ask? Dunno. See, the new Rollers feature a retractable hood ornament so as to spoil your pilfering plans." How gastly, Eleanor Thornton would be turning in her [watery] grave being dressed up like a tart. By the way Royces have had retractable mascots since 1980.

  • Johnny Canada Johnny Canada on Apr 04, 2008

    Savages steal hood ornaments. Gentlemen share Grey Poupon.

  • NeonCat93 NeonCat93 on Apr 04, 2008

    Bling is SO 2006.

  • Ohnonothimagain Ohnonothimagain on Apr 06, 2008

    Even if this bling IS retractable-I can envision a well-placed knife/hatchet/chisel THRU the bonnet to get to that diamond goodie......Let the games begin. Anyone who can afford this in addition to a Rolls better NEVER let this car sit alone anywhere for more than 10 seconds. Plus-what kind of insurance rider will cover this little bauble ?

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