If you haven’t gotten around to watching Iron Man 2, we suggest you do so at the soonest possible time. Not only was it awesome in every sense of the word, but it’s also the only movie - as far as we can remember - that actually got away with destroying not just one Rolls Royce Phantom, but two of those luxury cars. Yeah, we can imagine the brand’s founders rolling around in their graves right now.

This is an especially bitter pill to swallow given that a) each car costs a staggering $438,000, and b) Rolls Royce Phantoms are built by hand from the ground up. Just imagine if you were one of those people who spend your nights burning the midnight oil to build a Phantom and some movie just ends up destroying it, including one that was literally cut to pieces, for entertainment purposes.

You wouldn’t feel too good either.

Photo credit: Jerry Garrett

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Source: Wheels

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6 comments:

  (745) posted on 08.27.2010

They really crushed it into pieces! I don’t know how much it would cost to destroy such kind of vehicles.

  (407) posted on 05.18.2010

Well that’s how Hollywood works.

  (570) posted on 05.14.2010

I agree, so what are they going to do with the Phantoms? Are they going to send this to the scrap yard?

  (570) posted on 05.14.2010

I believe this only a garbage to all of the expenses and they destroy on the Iron man 2 movie, so I guess this is already paid but regret this sweet and lovely royce phatoms.

  (666) posted on 05.13.2010

Well that’s hollywood, expect to spend a lot of benjamins just for entertainment.

  (428) posted on 05.12.2010

Well, I guess with the Iron Man 2 success the cost of two phantoms are well paid off.

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