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Cars are dedicated to careers of nine famous names, including The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks
Sam Sheehan
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29 March 2017

Nine special Rolls-Royce Wraith models have been commissioned to celebrate icons of British music.

The cars are dedicated to the careers of famous musicians including The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks and Ronnie Wood. Producer Sir George Martin - famous for work that includes The Beatles - also has a car.

The first four cars were unveiled today at an event in Fitzrovia, London. Of the finished Wraiths, one features artwork from The Who’s album Tommy on its bonnet. Another features embroidery of Sir George Martin’s number one records with hand-written lyrics and quotes.

Last Rolls-Royce Phantom VII produced as one model

Additionally, each car gets a Union Jack flag on their C-pillars to signify the nationality of the artists.

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said “So many [artists] have turned to Rolls-Royce to celebrate their success with the ultimate display of originality and creativity. This collaboration – with some of Britain’s most celebrated musicians – promises to add to this legacy, creating truly unique collectors’ items which also support worthy charities.”

Money raised from the sale of the special edition cars will be donated to charities selected by each artist.

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jason_recliner 31 March 2017

I'm holding out...

... for the Right Said Fred edition.
80sXS 31 March 2017

jason_recliner wrote:

jason_recliner wrote:

... for the Right Said Fred edition.

I'm surprised they haven't made an Adelle or Ed Sheeran edition. You know, to make it really shite.

eadwig 30 March 2017

Really?

April 1st is just round the corner.
chilly 30 March 2017

Trivial

To my mind mind this is just another example of companies trying to look 'cool' by some tenious link with showbiz 'celebrities'. I like much of the music some of these musicians create but why don't companies, paticularly the like of Rolls Royce, celebrate people like Brunel or Bessemer who actually contributed something significent to our modern lives other than mere entertainment.

Oh yes I've just worked the answer to my own question, these true 'legendary'figures are not 'cool'.