If we had a nickel for every time we saw someone with more money than sense (or driving skills) buy some high-end exotic set of wheels only to crash it shortly thereafter, well… we might actually have enough money to buy one ourselves. But this one happened a lot faster than most.
The story involves not a Ferrari, Lambo, or McLaren (as they most often do) but something rather more sedate – albeit no less expensive. According to RushLane, a customer in India took delivery of a brand-new Rolls-Royce Ghost in India, and crashed it before even getting its permanent license plate.
The incident reportedly occurred near the Citizen Hotel Judu in Mumbai, where the owner drove up on a footpath leading to the beach, next to a bus stop and rickshaw stand, and up onto a low stone wall. Pretty bone-headed move, it seems, and the sight of the crashed Roller apparently drew quite a crowd.
Police and a tow truck arrived soon on the scene, but reportedly encountered some trouble getting the luxury limousine off the stone wall and onto the flatbed, having apparently bottomed out its suspension (in addition to smashing up its chin pretty bad).
The vehicle was apparently registered (if only temporarily) in Pondicherry, a seaside district that has proven popular with buyers of high-end vehicles especially due to its lower taxes. The Ghost appears to have been purchased by Rolls-Royce Navnit Motors in Mumbai at a cost of some 70 million rupee, or nearly a million US dollars at current exchange rates – about three times the list price in the United States. Given such a high price, you’d think the owner might have taken a little more care in driving the high-end automobile. But then we likely never would have heard about it.