It might seem odd now but there was a time when people who wanted a luxurious off-roader weren’t spoiled for choice. In fact, the ultra-wealthy once had to commission their own off-road vehicles from coachbuilders.
Such was the case for King Hassan II of Morocco, who took his 1977 Rolls-Royce Camargue to Sbarro, a Swiss coachbuilder, to have them prepare the car for falcon hunting. After all was said and done, the king received a doorless luxury vehicle with a foldable windshield.
Painted blue, it sits on big balloon tires that are likely ideal for desert driving mounted on deep-dish versions of the Rolls-Royce wheels. The doors have been replaced and trimmed with a very shiny material, which I don’t imagine would be too pleasant in the desert but I’m certainly no expert.
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Inside, the king and his pals were greeted by sumptuous butterscotch-colored leather with blue piping and light blue seatbelts. The car also comes with a folding roof in case the Moroccan heat became too much to bear.
Side exit exhausts suggest that some modifications have also been completed under the body but the auction listing suggests that the car makes 209 hp (156 kW/212 PS), which is pretty close to what the 6.75-liter Rolls-Royce engine in the Camargue was supposed to make.
Details on this car are limited but in 2016, it was being sold in Germany for €248,000 (around $267,000 USD at the time, reported Bring a Trailer). Today, it is being sold for exactly the same amount – €248,000 (or $265,777 USD at current exchange rates). Considering the rate of inflation, that’s not exactly a win for the seller.
You can view this listing and see if you want to roll the dice on this converted Rolls at AutoScout24.com.