Rolls Royce

Why You Should Buy a Rolls Royce Camargue If You Can Find One


The Rolls Royce Camargue was first introduced in 1975 by the renowned Italian studio Pininfarina. When this car first came out, it was the flagship of the entire line-up Rolls Royce had to offer; it was the most expensive production car in the world. There have only been 531 of these cars ever made. At the time of its release, a resident of the United Kingdom could buy five Jaguar XJ6s for the same price as a Camargue. The car gets its name from the Southern French Camargue region. Very few of these cars were sold in Australian and Asian markets. Finding a used example will prove to be very difficult.

The Camargue uses the same platform as the Corniche and the Silver Shadow. A used Rolls Royce Camargue is powered by the same 6.75 L V8 engine as is used by the Silver Shadow, but the Camargue is slightly stronger. The transmission, as well, was carried over; it is a General Motors Turbo Hydramatic 3- speed automatic. It is worth noting that the first 65 Camargues made had used SU carburettors, while the rest used Solex units. In 1977, Camargues were fitted with the Silver Shadow II’s pinion steering rack and power rack. Two years after, it began being fitted with the rear independent suspension of the Silver Spirit.

The pre owned Rolls Royce Camargue is very large for a coupe as it sits on a 3048 mm wheelbase. The car is actually the first Rolls to be designed using metric dimensions and is also the first one to feature a slanted grill which is inclined at an angle of seven degrees.

The company ceased production of the Camargue in 1986. These kinds of cars are very rare, and finding a used Camargue will certainly not be an easy task. The car actually made history by being the very first Rolls model to have air conditioning as a standard feature. The car uses the company’s own design of a split level automatic system which, unlike any other car of the time, allowed the driver to change the temperatures of both the upper and lower levels of the car.

A used Camargue is one of the most valuable cars out there as it is the most exclusive of any of the post war Rolls Royces. The Camargue even has its own loyal following and several people the world over consider this car’s sporting image as befitting of the Bentley badge.

The Camargue was, without a doubt, ahead of its time. It is already an all-time classic and if one were able to find a used Rolls Royce Camargue, then it’d be foolish not to buy it. The value of this car is only getting better and, suffice to say, it is a beautiful and innovative car which has been long sought after by many car enthusiasts all over the world.