Rolls-Royce is busy plugging its new Black Badge models, which it claims are the “most extreme” Rolls-Royce cars ever. As part of its PR push, we’ve seen some facts and figures on Rolls-Royce buyers from dealer H.R. Owen, and they make for, quite frankly, mind-boggling reading.
Here are our favourites:
1. If you’re spending your hard-earned cash on an expensive car, colour options are an important decision. But one Rolls-Royce customer took it a step further. He wanted a red exterior and bubblegum pink interior – which seems fair (if distasteful) enough – but so specific were his requirements that he brought a T-shirt into the dealership for colour-matching.
2. Most of us would dream of owning a Rolls-Royce in our lifetime, but one customer has taken it a step further. He is taking delivery of three Rolls-Royce Dawns – the first time that a customer has bought three cars in one go from Rolls-Royce in London. That's just £792,000, minimum. Still, that seems tame compared to one Bugatti Chiron buyer, who ordered not one but six models, at £1.9 million each.
3. When I was 21, I was cruising around in a 0.9-litre Peugeot 106 Escapade. But it’s not the case for everyone; the youngest buyer of a car through Rolls-Royce London was 21 years old. It wasn’t just any car either – it was the one-off Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by Film. If you think that’s impressive, there’s more: the youngest Rolls-Royce buyer in the world, ever, was a boy from Taiwan who ordered his first Phantom at the age of just 12.