Rolls Royce Camargue - Ultimate Rolls


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Rolls Royce Camargue - ever heard of it? If no then read on....

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In 1970s Rolls Royce motors was looking for an even more exclusive ultra luxurious flagship car - Camargue named after Camargue region of France. This car was born as project delta and was based on Silver shadow albeit with two door less and completely redesigned body sporting aluminum boot , doors ,bonnet bolted on the steel frame.

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Some questions that may cross the mind of an enthusiast - what is so specia about this rolls and what are the differences with Silver shadow as both share same platform[confused]- here are the answers-

  • This car came with the most sophisticated completely automatic split level climate control of its day not even cars of cars Cadillac fleetwood had it
  • Most expenive car of its time
  • First rolls royce to be penned by( Pininfarina ) Sergio Pininfarina, scion of the great Italian carrozzeria{according to HowStuffworks}
  • First Rolls with a slant grille with slant measuring 7 degrees
  • First Rolls to be designed in metric dimensions
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Specifications

  • 6.75 litre V8 engine mated to a 3 speed GM Turbo hydramatic automatic transmission
  • power in true Rolls Royce tradition was never disclosed
  • Lxwxh- 5169(mm)x1918(mm)x1473(mm)
  • weight - 2329 kgs
it was produced from 1975 - 1986 - a total of 534 were made including a specially made Bentely Camargue.

Criticism

  • This Rolls Royce had an uncanny resemblance to Fiat 130 coupe'( both were styled by same people)
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Fiat 130 coupe'

  • Looks were not to everyone liking
  • High prices - $90-175000 in 1970s
Initial cars had steel bumpers which wsa replaced by plastic ones in mid 1980s along with change to Rack and pinnion steering wheel in 1977

( Source for pictures and information- Wikipedia and How stuffworks )
 
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I wouldnt be going anywhere near this one, if the interiors look like that.

Rolls were meant to be understated, not extravagent.
People buy Rolls Royce to feel the luxury and the understated elegence, and not for the in your face garish interior schemes.
 
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@dodge v1per - thanks. [:)]

Intrestingly , Camargue even though just 534 were built isn't popular as a collectible car when compared to older Rolls and Bentley
 
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