Purple 1914 Rolls Royce Ghost First Owned By Tsar Nicholas II Going for €5.5 / $7 Million

The gruesome assassination of Tsar Nicholas II, who was shot in the cellar of an old house, along with his family, doctor and cook, was preceded the year before by the delivery of a new luxurious car, which had been commissioned from the UK – a classic 1914-built Rolls Royce Ghost. Now that car is reportedly up for sale in Germany.

The sale ad does not specify how long he had it for, or if he ever had the chance to to drive it, considering the fact that 1917 was a pretty busy year, as the Tsar was forced to abdicate by the Bolsheviks.

What it does mention very clearly is the price: €5,5 / $7 million for this striking purple car, which led a very interesting life after it was no longer needed in Russia. It was used as a casino show car in Las Vegas, until the death of its current owner at the time, when it was picked up by a German collector who kept it in “his nuclear bomb-proof bunker in the basement of his mansion.”

A lot of money is being asked for this car, but if you consider the fact that Tsar Nicholas II was the leader of one of most powerful empires, as well as its history up until the present moment, then it’s safe to say that it could be enjoyed by the right kind of owner… Scroll down to see the photos.

By Andrei Nedelea

Shout out to Jaco H. for the submission!



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