A British police force got a major transport upgrade at the weekend as Rolls-Royce donated a Ghost Black Badge to the fight against crime. For the day, anyway. And, if we’re honest, it didn’t actually fight any crime.
Sussex Police in the south of England took delivery of this modified Ghost for its annual Chichester Police Station Open Day, where presumably the force takes the chance to remind people that they won’t clobber anyone over the head with a baton unless they absolutely have to.
The blue and yellow reflective decals were applied to the car’s Andalusian White paintwork, while if the police had actually been given permission to drive it their buttocks would have been caressed by black and tan contrast leather seats. On the roof the company added a police light bar.
Rolls-Royce is based not far from Chichester, at its Goodwood factory. A team from the company went with the car to collect donations for a charity called Chestnut Tree House, a children’s hospice in Sussex.
Sadly, the police Rolls was a one-day thing and it has now been put back to factory spec. Apparently, people at the event had started rumours that it was going to be given to the chief constable to biff around in, but the famous brand quickly stepped on that idea – much to the force’s disappointment, we’re sure.