An unforgettable ride in the golden taxi

An unforgettable ride in the golden taxi


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Imagine that you are driving around the city in a taxi, all passers-by freeze in amazement and the drivers of oncoming cars stare at you. That’s because your taxi is a rare and expensive Rolls-Royce Phantom VII, shrouded in a golden glow. In addition, behind the wheel is a famous multimillionaire who takes you wherever you say.

It sounds surreal, but such a service is available to residents of the Indian state of Kerala. On the local streets you can see a magnificent taxi that sparkles with gold.


In the photo: an unusual taxi drives through the streets of India.


Rolls-Royce Phantom is a luxury car, available only to very wealthy people. Indian businessman and philanthropist Boby Chemmanur wrapped his elegant sedan in gold foil and put a TAXI roof sign. And this is not a joke — a luxury car is really used as a taxi. Moreover, the owner carries passengers himself.

Boby explains this unexpected decision with a desire to please people and give them an unforgettable experience. During business trips, the entrepreneur noticed admiring looks of people when his Rolls-Royce drove past. Then the idea arose to turn an exclusive car into a tourist taxi.


In the photo: Boby Chemmanur and his Rolls-Royce.


The unique taxi can be booked for the whole day for 25,000 Indian rupees (approximately $303). For twice the amount, the car can be rented for a wedding. That’s a pretty modest fare considering the Rolls-Royce Phantom is one of the most expensive cars on the Indian market. The newest generation of this model costs about $1.5 million there.


In the photo: the appearance of the golden taxi always causes a stir, crowds of curious people immediately gather around.


Sometimes the businessman gives free rides to tourists to promote his hometown. Judging by the reviews of the lucky ones who drove with the millionaire, they experienced a pure delight. And this is not surprising, because rarely where you will be offered the favorite car of the rich as a taxi, which, in addition to that, sparkles with gold.


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