Russian Man Builds His Own Rolls-Royce Phantom
What to do if you can't afford a brand new Rolls-Royce Phantom? If you're a 24-year-old mechanic from Kazakhstan you simply make your own. Ruslan Mukanov, who hails from Borat's homeland, crafted the impressive looking faux Phantom above from some plaster, fiberglass and an old Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The parts cost him a grand total of about $3,000, including the only authentic item on the whole vehicle, an actual Rolls-Royce emblem. The acceleration's a bit sluggish and authorities weren't quite convinced it was roadworthy, but the Benz's 3.0-litre diesel engine gets a lot better mileage than the real deal. Young Mukanov obviously has the makings of a future oligarch.