Watch a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Go Up In Flames
Tyler Shields is an American photographer and filmmaker who has sent a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow off to its final resting place in grand, fiery fashion. He didn't do it Mythbusters-style, with just a whole bunch of explosives to obliterate the car, but with a guy in tux and a woman in a gown. This is, after all, a Rolls-Royce. The whole thing is set out in the Mojave Desert with actor Cru Ennis as the James Bond-esque guy with a can of gasoline and actress Ana Mulvoy-Ten as Bond Girl dousing the car. It's all beautifully filmed in high-definition with a slow-motion playback so you see the car flying to bits as it's engulfed in flames. PHOTOS: Gaze at a Beautiful 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
As a few reports point out, the whole thing is both fascinating and a little infuriating because it does result in the complete destruction of a beautiful car. If you're more angry than fascinated, you can take comfort in the fact that a boatload of these cars were made.
Between 1965 and 1980 there were over 30,000 of these produced. Sure, those aren't the same kinds of numbers you'll find on more mainstream cars, but it means there are still quite a few out there in good working condition that are in no danger of being blown to bits for our amusement.
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