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February 25, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
Even cars that are more expensive than your first condominium, like the Rolls-Royce Phantom, are hauled off the road for recalls. So don't feel so bad the next time your $25,000 car, truck or SUV has to be brought in for a fix. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced it is recalling 27 model-year 2013 Phantom vehicles manufactured from Nov. 2 through Jan. 18 this year because of a problem that could increase the risk of a fire. The sticker price on a Phantom can run from $399,000 to more than $470,000.
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AUTOS
February 25, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
Even cars that are more expensive than your first condominium, like the Rolls-Royce Phantom, are hauled off the road for recalls. So don't feel so bad the next time your $25,000 car, truck or SUV has to be brought in for a fix. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced it is recalling 27 model-year 2013 Phantom vehicles manufactured from Nov. 2 through Jan. 18 this year because of a problem that could increase the risk of a fire. The sticker price on a Phantom can run from $399,000 to more than $470,000.
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AUTOS
September 17, 2003 | Dan Neil
Not since torch-wielding peasants chased Frankenstein's monster through the town square has such a noble spirit been so mercilessly taunted. One critic compared the new $320,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom to a coffin maker's "Executive Slumber Series"; another called it the world's most majestic air conditioner. Allow me to pile on. Man, this thing is ugly. Yet from the driver's seat, the Phantom is a sensational automobile. There's magic and mystery here, fistfuls of romantic motoring.
AUTOS
September 17, 2003 | Dan Neil
Not since torch-wielding peasants chased Frankenstein's monster through the town square has such a noble spirit been so mercilessly taunted. One critic compared the new $320,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom to a coffin maker's "Executive Slumber Series"; another called it the world's most majestic air conditioner. Allow me to pile on. Man, this thing is ugly. Yet from the driver's seat, the Phantom is a sensational automobile. There's magic and mystery here, fistfuls of romantic motoring.
AUTOS
May 23, 2007
THREE hundred classic and exotic cars will be featured at the second annual Los Angeles Concours d'Elegance on June 3 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The show will include 31 classes of horseless carriages, prewar and postwar classics and more than 50 vintage race cars, including the striking 1925 Round Door Rolls-Royce and a 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II. Midget race cars driven at the Rose Bowl in the 1940s will also be on display. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NEWS
June 30, 1985 | United Press International
Beatle John Lennon's psychedelic Rolls-Royce sold for more than $2 million Saturday after fierce bidding at a rock 'n' roll memorabilia auction at Sotheby's, the auctioneer said. "Applause broke out at the million-dollar mark and the auctioneer had to call for quiet," said Sotheby's spokesman Joseph Dougherty. Canadian businessman Jim Pattison, chairman of Expo '86 in Vancouver, bought the car for $2,299,000.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1995
Showy Cars on Block: More than 300 classic, collector and special interest cars will be on the block in Orange County May 6 and 7 at the annual Newport Beach Classic & Collector Car Auction. The event, staged on the grounds of the Hyatt Newporter Hotel, is expected to draw about 10,000 collectors, dealers and looky-loos. Featured cars include the 1977 Rolls Royce that Frank Sinatra gave his wife as a wedding gift and a 1962 Dual Ghia Coupe whose pedigree includes Dean Martin as its first owner.
BUSINESS
June 26, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Santa Monica auction house Gooding & Co. has landed a rare Duesenberg to sell at its annual auction at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this August. The Blue J, a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton in its signature blue livery is part of the William A.C. Pettit III collection from Natural Bridge, Va. The Model J still carries its original engine, chassis and LeBaron Dual-Cowl Phaeton coach work. It is expected to sell for $2 million to $2.75 million. Gooding & Co. will be selling 11 other cars from the collection, including a 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom l Derby Speedster that has had only two owners.
AUTOS
January 15, 2003 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is not a local production anymore. It provides the domestic brands as well as the "implants" -- import car brands that have become permanent U.S. fixtures -- with an annual chance to flex their muscles. This year the unspoken theme of the show is that you can have it all. Name your niche and there's a vehicle -- either already here or on the way -- to fill it.
NEWS
December 31, 1998 | PAUL DEAN
From stumbling beginnings as a cluster of cars in a baseball stadium parking lot, the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction has evolved into a global showroom of classic, vintage, celebrity and collector automobiles. Next month, 28 years after that first hammer fell at the opening, Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Reggie Jackson, David Spade and other celebrity collectors are expected to join an estimated 1,700 bidders from 14 countries in spending upward of $17 million on 800 cars.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2007 | Martin Zimmerman, Times Staff Writer
From "Animal House" to "Entourage," reverse-opening car doors have long been Hollywood code for cool. Automakers have once again gotten the message about "suicide doors" -- though you're not likely to see that phrase in any advertising campaigns. After all but disappearing from car design in the 1970s, the distinctive clamshell-style doors are staging a comeback, led by popular vehicles such as the Honda Element and the Toyota FJ Cruiser.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Alf Bicknell, chauffeur to the Beatles at the height of their fame and the inspiration for the song "Drive My Car," died Tuesday, the band's former promoter said Thursday. He was 75. Sam Leach said Bicknell had died at his home in Oxford, England. Leach said the chauffeur had started working for the Beatles in 1964 during the filming of "Help." In his autobiography, written with Garry Marsh, Bicknell said he had become very close to the band.
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