Luxury cars are much more accessible in India than they used to be a decade ago. With the rise in purchasing power of Indians, luxury cars, including expensive cars like the Rolls Royce and Bentley, are more visible on roads today. However, there are many such luxury cars that have been left to rot due to mounting maintenance costs or after being impounded by cops. Here are ten such luxury cars in a state of decay.
Rolls Royce Phantom
The Rolls Royce Phantom is one of the most expensive cars that you can buy in India. This particular model was seized by the Delhi Police from a South Indian actress Lena Maria Paul in a cheating case. The Phantom was parked at a police impound zone and has been lying there without any attention. Such vehicles are mostly auctioned off after the judgement is passed but, sometimes, its takes years to get a verdict.
Rolls Royce Ghost
This beautiful blue-coloured Rolls Royce Ghost belongs to Mohammad Nisham, who was once a very popular business tycoon. The car was impounded by cops after they stopped the businessman for drunken driving, and he locked a lady police officer inside the vehicle. The vehicle is now rotting away at a police station in Bangalore.
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
The Silver Shadow was built between 1965-1980. As with most Rolls Royce vehicles, the owners normally keep them for very long periods of time, since they are so reliable and classy. This owner, however, decided he didn’t want to continue using the car and it now sits abandoned. It is sad to see any car in this condition, especially a Rolls.
The S-Class is the flagship luxury sedan of the Mercedes-Benz marque. Most people opt for the S-Class due to its presence and the name the brand has made for itself. However, air suspension failure is a common problem that S-Class owners have to deal with. There are many abandoned S-Class sedans out there that have been hit by air suspension failure. Here is one facelifted version of the previous generation which has been left unattended.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500
This Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 is a few generations old but these cars are built to outlive their owners, if they are treated properly. Here is the flagship S-Class that is rotting away at a yard. The air suspension system of the vehicle seems to have failed too and the whole body of the vehicle can be seen resting on the tyres.
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
This is a Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG that has been parked and left to decay at a street in Mumbai. The red CLS 63 AMG is one of most powerful cars in its segment, and it looks extremely beautiful. The neglected car, covered with a thick layer of dust, isn’t a pretty sight.
Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG
AMGs are quite rare, around the world, and are known for their hand-built engines. Here is a Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, which again is a rare vehicle in India, rusting away at a roadside. The vehicle’s body cover is half-torn and it looks a case of air suspension failure.
Bentley Flying Spur
The Bentley Flying Spur is one of the most beautiful and luxurious vehicles in the world. The owner has left this vehicle and it is gathering dust waiting to take on the roads again.
Bentley Continental GT
Here is a Bentley Continental GT that is rotting away with a few other luxury vehicles at a police station. It looks like a case of DRI where several vehicles were impounded at the same time. This Bentley Continental GT, though, looks like it is in a perfect condition and ready to take on the roads after a general servicing and wash.
The other Continental GT is parked in the same police compound and looks similar to the other Bentley. The all-black Continental GT is parked under a tree and is rusting away with time.