Monday, April 15, 2013

Rolls-Royce Camargue (1975–86)

The Rolls-Royce Camargue is a two-door coupé introduced by Rolls-Royce Motors in March 1975. 
The Camargue's body, built in London by their coachbuilding division Mulliner Park Ward,
 was designed by automotive designer Paolo Martin at Pininfarina.
The Camargue was Rolls-Royce's first post-war production model not to be designed in-house.
When it was launched, the Camargue, which was the flagship of the Rolls-Royce lineup, 
was the most expensive production car in the world. 

The car was sold in very limited numbers in European, American, Canadian, Australian and Asian markets.
When presenting their new car to the press in 1975, Rolls-Royce placed emphasis on the sophistication of the 
completely automatic split-level climate control system, the first of its kind in the world. 
The Camargue shares a platform with the Rolls-Royce Corniche and Silver Shadow. 
It is powered by the same 6.75 L V8 engine as the Silver Shadow, though the Camargue is slightly more powerful. 
It was the first Rolls-Royce automobile to be designed to metric dimensions, 
and was the first Rolls-Royce to feature a slanted grille; 
the Camargue's grille slants at an inclined angle of seven degrees.
Production of the Rolls-Royce Camargue ended in 1986. 
During the car's 11-year production run, 530 Rolls-Royce Camargues were built.
Several of the cars have since been modified into convertibles by after-market companies.



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