Queen Victoria had her crystal palace and now Germany has a crystal Rolls-Royce. A 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II, to be precise. Presented to the public for the first time at the Munich Four Seasons, the main body of the car is encrusted with one million Swarovski crystals, plus an additional 4,000 topaz gems highlighting the famous Rolls-Royce logo.
Swarovski AG of Austria is known for adding “bling” to everything from iPhone cases to the star which adorns the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Six employees were dedicated to the production of the crystal Rolls, which will be auctioned off to raise money for a Florida-based drug-treatment program called Help in Motion.
The 1962 Silver Cloud II is one of 7,372 produced between 1955 and 1966. It burns 11 miles per gallon in a 6.2 L, V8 engine. Top speed of the classic Rolls is 114 mph, which was one of the first to come with power steering standard.
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