Oh to have money… the things I’d do.
One person in Michigan knows what they like doing with their money, and it includes building a rather interesting 1930 Rolls-Royce. Look at the picture of the car above, and tell me if you notice anything interesting. Oh, you spotted the header coming out of the bodywork right away? I figured you would, this is Hooniverse after all.
I’ll tell you what that bundle of metal tubing is connected to, and I guarantee it’s going to make you smile, laugh, and possibly shake your head in a manner that’s a mix of displayed intrigue and knowing insanity. Under the hood sits a ten-cylinder motor plucked from betwixt the fenders of a Dodge Viper. Yes, this plucky old Brit has a massive beating heart that should turn those skinny bits of rubber wrapped around the wheels into vapor.
According to the thread on the Viper Club forums, the car isn’t being built to embarrass every other vehicle at every single stoplight. Instead, the owner wanted a Rolls-Royce restomod with no shortage of highway pulling power. It’s built to be a cruiser, and I can live with that. Not every car needs to be dialed in for drifting and autocross and rallying and Bonneville and LeMons and grocery getting (though the right wagon could pull ALL of that off, just saying). This particular Rolls should make for a fine cruiser that goes from head turner to neck snapper, and I say kudos to the owner for mating an old Roller with V10 excitement.