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For charity, Rolls-Royce creates a blushing pink Ghost

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Editor of BBC Autos, Matthew is a former editor at Automobile Magazine and the creator of the digital-only Roadtrip Magazine. His automotive and travel writing has appeared in such magazines as Wired, Popular Science, The Robb Report and Caribbean Travel + Life. He lives in Los Angeles with his wonderful wife and four-year-old daughter.



Rolls-Royce Motor Cars demonstrated its support for breast-cancer research by creating the FAB1, a blushing pink Ghost Extended Wheelbase.

The brand devised the car for BBC Radio 2 host Chris Evans’ FAB1 Million project, which plans to hire it out during the next 12 months – for a cool £5,000 per day, chauffeur included – to raise £1 million for the British advocacy group Breast Cancer Care. 

The car and its FAB1 number plate hark back to Lady Penelope’s six-wheeled Rolls-Royce from 1960s science-fiction TV series ‘Thunderbirds.’ The new Ghost wears a blushing pink vinyl wrap (not paint) with an interior trimmed in light cream hide with pink accents. In addition to its duties as a hire car, the FAB1 will appear at a handful of elite events in the UK during the coming year, kicking off on 18 April with a point–to-point road trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

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