Rock’n’Roll Rolls-Royces Aren’t Very Rock’n’Roll. Or are They?

Owning a Rolls-Royce has been the standard for vehicular conspicuous consumption since 1906. Nothing says “I’ve made it” like a Roller in the driveway. Even rock stars have succumbed to the marque’s charms. John Lennon. Keith Moon allegedly drove one into a swimming pool. Various rappers.

Now the company is in the process of creating nine “inspired by British Music” Wraith models. After collaborating with some major names–including Roger Daltrey of The Who–the first four versions have been unveiled. Ray Davies was consulted on a Kinks edition. Others on the way include a Status Quo Roller, one for Shirley Bassey and other by Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones. Me? I want to see the one that honours George Martin, the legendary producer of The Beatles.

How much? As the saying goes, if you have to ask…

Here’s Daltrey’s RR. There are plenty more photos at CNET.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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