A 30 centimeter long Rolls-Royce will delight scale model collectors, especially if you’re a big fan of gold collectibles. The five kilogram Rolls-Royce Phantom gold scale model is true to detail and features rear suicide doors. Those visiting the shopping centre at Liaoning province of China can view the latest Chinese gold car.
Unveiled on April 3, 2015 in Shenyang the pure gold Rolls-Royce Phantom model body work is precious. Its windscreen, window glass, and interiors are made of non gold components. This is a one piece unique offering, which further establishes the Chinese bespoke market where luxury preferences have been growing through the decade.
Available at a price of 1.6 million yuan (approx. $259,628), the gold Rolls-Royce Phantom scale model isn’t a first in an exclusive lineup of expensive toys. Five years earlier, a 3 piece Bugatti Veyron Diamond limited edition 1:18 was created by Stuart Hughes and, model car maker Robert Gulpen. Bugatti Veyron Diamond replicated the production model’s doors, bonnet, steering and engine. The 24-carat gold, platinum and diamond offering costed £2 million (almost $3 million).
A special one-off gold-plated Aston Martin DB5 1:3 scale model was auctioned for charity in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its appearance in Goldfinger. The James Bond fan art was created by Propshop with inputs from Ken Adam. The gold-plated Aston Martin DB5 scale model was sold online for £55,000 ($90k) to Robert Tyrrell, an English farmer and Bond fan and proceeds benefitted NSPCC by Christie’s and EON Productions.
Rolls-Royce Phantom gold scale model Photo credit: CCTV