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Old 28th July 2007, 14:46   #1
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Default The Mobile Store RR Phantom in TVM.. And it wasn't such a pleasant sight!!

Yes... it was here today mornin... First see the pix, n then i'll explain what happened.

First i'll start with a few pix of the car..





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Old 28th July 2007, 14:51   #2
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Saw this in bangalore 2 weeks back .Its huge .
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It all started with the might Phantom having a flat tyre... There were 4mobile store guys with the car who were SO dumb and who had no value at all of the beauty that they stopped by the road side right in front of a small tyre shop, where the guy dnt even hear about tubeless tyres. The MS guys called out the tyre shop guy (who was like....!!!!) and asked him to fix it as they had no spare tyre to run with. By this time me, xinome got there and got some sense into the MS guys and told them that we'll call a good mech form a good tyre shop and told them to wait till then. So then, this mech comes with the usual jack thinkin its a routine job, but boy was he surprised!!! No one had a clue how to remove the wheel or do anything to it. Finally somehow, they first raised the suspension, and then raised the car slowly and got the wheel off. But then, everyone were like...'now what do we do??' No one has the equipment to fix it cuz the tyres valve was broken. Anyways, they took the tyre back to the tyre shop abt 3kms away in their MB Qualis (escort car). So we were talkin with the MS driver there and he dnt have an idea what half the stuff in that car are for!!! But one thing he knew was it was very expensive and has done a lot more miles than any Phantom in India. All this took a good 1hr plus so we decided to leave as there was no point in waitin there as everyone knew not much could be done to it.

And i have to say all this is so much of a shame to the car and to RR... Man, givin a freakin' expensive car to a guy who repairs and fixex autoricks' tyres!!! But then, this would happen ONLY IN INDIA!! YAY!





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Ok, Karthik.
Do Explain what happened!
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Saw this in bangalore 2 weeks back .Its huge .
Its roaming around all the cities in India...hopfully it'll be there in Cochin & Calicut soon...might be also at Trissur & other towns too...so make ur cameras readdy all Mallu-BHPians...
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And this the driver!!!!!!!

Oh yeah...and they lost one RR wheelcap! Yikes!

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Old 28th July 2007, 15:27   #7
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Thumbs up second tvm bhpian to see the RR

being the second BHPian in trivandrum to see the car roll down in our tvm roads.

BHPians drooling over the car and doing what not to it!

CrAzY DrIvEr ( 2 cars with lots of friends )
Karthik247 ( yellow swift )
Xinome & friend ( black alto & hyundai santro )
Maximus ( innova )


the story:

the car arrived in trivandrum at around 10 am in karamana turning heads and causing various road accidents for the onlookers havnt the seen a phantom ever before.

being a saturday i was sleeping in my house at kovalam, korn soundtrack wakes me up, and i hear on the other end a guy screeming on top of his "voice phantom coming to kovalam".

i immediately got ready and reversed my car out of my drive way, and out from no where, the phantom almost REAR ENDS ME! I Gawk in amazement!

so i move out of the way and let the RR pass me, the driver of the RR mumbling something at me! ( i wonder what he said )

anyways the line behind the phantom was huge!
i joined the line rite behind the phantom

we reached hotel leela where they parked the RR.
CrAzy Driver Horning away to glory showing he has arrived
( the guy followed the car all the way from the Trivandrum to Kovalam )


@ Crazy driver with the Rolls Royce Phantom


the car lost its alloy wheel hub somewhere on our indian highways (if anyone finds it i will buy it for 10 bucks)


karthik247's car, xinome's car and mobile store car


you can never say i mite get this for a 10 buck bet!


Finally the main part of the story the car ended up with a flat tyre
will post in detail again

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oh hanmust the car will be in cochin tommorrow keep an eye out for the RR
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looks huge next to the swift and alto hehe
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looks huge next to the swift and alto hehe
hey bottle the car came from chennai to trivandrum so said the driver did you guys spot it there?
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nope missed it but one tbhpian did post the pics in an earlier thread when he spotted it in chennai
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OOOOH boy!!! me goin bird watchin... oops... phantom hunting tomorrow, that is, if i get anywhere around cochin with these STUPID roads and STUPIER traffic laws these days!!!
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This thing is huge !! I missed it !!
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Guys,

I took some pics with a digi-cam, will get it from a friend tomorrow only. Will post ASAP.
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Some experiences with the Phantom fellows. Just for the record, that hubcap has fallen on Mumbai roads itself way long before it took off for its nationwide promotional journey
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