We have earlier spoken about special avatars of the Rolls Royce, like the Phantom solid gold edition which was the world’s most expensive version of the car, apart from the Lady of Luxury edition, which was custom built for outdoor events. But for those who would like their last ride to be truly luxurious, and just as flashy, then the Rolls Royce Phantom Hearse B12 by Biemme Special Cars would be the vehicle to hire. To be unveiled at the Tan Expo funeral home show in Bologna Italy, this 23-footer luxury ride will be the world’s most expensive funeral vehicle, carrying with it a price tag of $662,000.
The Tan Expo 2012 isn’t the most happening event in the world, simply because of it being the largest event for those involved with the funeral industry. Never the less, the demands of luxury and aesthetics elements during one’s last journey remain a prime demand amongst those who can shell out the cash. It’s no wonder that the event is a 3-day affair where stake holders of the industry come together for exhibition, training, networking, and allied events. During this sojourn of people, the special aluminum bodied 23-foot Rolls Royce Phantom Hearse B12 will be unveiled, only that it is meant for one’s last journey. Though the engine has been kept as the same traditional 6.75-liter V12 machine, there are additions like the self-leveling air suspension technology. But the major notable part of the design is the totality of 600 assembled parts, and over 650 feet of welding work done, to create the body which extends to a total length of 23-feet for the chassis. The work done on the curves of the hood and chassis sides are apparent about the care taken in crafting, and is something which one could expect from an original Rolls Royce.
For getting a glimpse into this morose industry, and the eccentrics associated with it, do take a glance at the gold coffin for Sir Jimmy Savile, and the Swarovski studded coffins by Cascada Designs. Seems like the rich folks aren’t content laying to rest on simple terms.