A brand-new Rolls-Royce is more expensive than most of us will ever be able to afford — but what about a used one? Believe it or not, some used Rolls-Royce models aren’t as pricey as you might think, as illustrated by this list of the cheapest Rolls-Royce models for sale on Autotrader. Most cars on this list originally cost many multiples of their current price — but they aren’t necessarily great bargains, as maintenance likely won’t be cheap.
The cheapest convertible Rolls-Royce currently listed for sale on Autotrader is this 1986 Corniche, which looks quite nice given its "cheapest" distinction. Offered by Auto Gallery Chicago in the Chicago suburb of Addison, Illinois, this Corniche is white with a beige roof and a beige leather interior. According to the ad, it’s covered around 52,000 miles; it appears to have been sold new into the New York area before heading down to Florida, and, eventually, Texas. Find a Rolls-Royce Corniche for sale
The Rolls-Royce Ghost came out for the 2011 model year, making it one of the newest Rolls-Royce models — and demand has been reasonably strong, keeping used prices higher than you’d expect from Rolls-Royce. The very first Ghost models are starting to inch under $100,000, and this black 2011 Ghost is currently the cheapest example on Autotrader. It’s priced at $99,899, and it’s covered 51,000 miles from two owners. Find a Rolls-Royce Ghost for sale
The Phantom has been Rolls-Royce’s flagship model for around 15 years, and used Phantom models still command surprisingly high prices — largely because of their imposing, desirable design which distinguishes them from anything else on the road. This 2004 Phantom is the cheapest currently listed for sale on Autotrader; it’s offered by Garage Kept Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mileage stands at around 54,000, and it’s finished in silver with a gray leather interior. Find a Rolls-Royce Phantom for sale
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead has been the brand’s most opulent recent vehicle, taking the Phantom’s over-the-top styling and adding a convertible top for an even more ostentatious look. The Phantom Drophead was massively expensive when it was new, but used examples have started to depreciate. This 2009 Phantom Drophead — painted blue with a cream white interior — is listed for $149,888 by Private Collection Motors in Costa Mesa, California, south of Los Angeles. The Carfax report is clean and shows two owners — one in Florida, and the second in New Jersey. Find a Rolls-Royce Phantom for sale
The cheapest Rolls-Royce on Autotrader is this dark red (deep purple?) example, which is offered by a private seller in Florida for just $11,500. Amazingly, this isn’t some unusually low price. This is a 1984 Silver Spur, and well-used examples of these models often sell for $10,000 to $20,000 — not much for a Rolls-Royce. Then again, this car likely won’t be cheap to own, and it’s already covered 107,000 miles — a lot for a Rolls. Find a Rolls-Royce Silver Spur for sale
Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.
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