Over the past 18 years, our West Coast Sales Manager, Juan Garcia, has ignored all of the cultural stereotypes, and pushed far beyond whatever barriers have stood in his way to achieve his goals.
Rolls-Royce has produced a truly spectacular automobile with the 2021 Ghost, one that starts at $332,500. The original Ghost was well liked over its decade run; the new one will remind you of how 10+ years of luxury progress can transform a car.
Certainly one of the most beautiful Brewster bodies on the Phantom I was the Ascot Tourer, of which 28 were made. This was a dashing five-passenger open car with flowing fenders more characteristic of the 1930s models to come.
A Ghost can easily waft past $400,000 with options. For its 2018 U.S. media test car, for example, Rolls held the line to about $394,000 by adding the Henley Inspiration design package ($44,350), rear theater with dual 9.2-inch screens ($8,800) and Rolls-Royce Bespoke Audio (just under $10,000).
Since 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been a showcase and competition for the world’s most beautiful automobiles. Entrance is by invitation only, and requires that the car has not been shown at another concours.
It is entertaining to read Rolls-Royce marketing materials, but good-natured ribbing aside, it appears the crew in Goodwood has built something quite unique for the high-end SUV category. The Cullinan arrives next year, starting at around $325,000 before options, of which there will be plenty.