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Crash Time: Mitsubishi Lancer hits Rolls Royce Phantom in China

Published on February 16, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Mitsubishi Lancer hits Rolls Royce Phantom in China

An interesting crash in the great city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province. A SouEast-Mitsubishi Lioncel (old Lancer) crashed into a Rolls Royce Phantom in front of the Lukou Airport Hotel, not far from Nanjing Airport. Fortunately, nobody got hurt. The Roller, worth 12 million yuan, was parked on the road close to the entrance of the hotel and belonged to a VIP transport-service company.

Mitsubishi Lancer hits Rolls Royce Phantom in China

Police from the ‘Nanjing Lukou International Airport Public Security Bureau’, responsible for the area, went out to investigate the incident. The owner of the Roller said the damage was at least 800.000 yuan (127.000USD). At first sight the driver of the Lioncel, a 21 year old ‘Mr Liu’ was to blame for the accident. He was on the wrong side of the road and somehow didn’t see the Phantom. But!, there is a little catch. The Phantom was illegally parked and didn’t have license plates, police in fact found out is was not-registered.

Mitsubishi Lancer hits Rolls Royce Phantom in China

This means the owner of the Roller can’t claim damages. That would indeed be a very fortunate thing for Mr. Liu whose insurance only covered 500.000 yuan. The expensive Rolls Royce has quickly been towed to Shanghai for ‘repairs’, no doubt it will be repaired but it also seems very likely that the owner wanted to get his unregistered Phantom out of police sight as soon as possible… The investigation is ongoing.

Mitsubishi Lancer hits Rolls Royce Phantom in China

Damage to Lioncel for Mr. Liu to pay.

Mitsubishi Lancer hits Rolls Royce Phantom in China

Parked Roller occupied almost the whole lane.

Mitsubishi Lancer hits Rolls Royce Phantom in China

Mr. Liu on local TV. Still loox a bit shaken.

Via: xgo, jfdaily.

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  1. Joest- February 17, 2012 Reply

    Lately, I saw a Lancer in a Chinese soap-opera! The main character was supposed to be a rally-driver. So, they used a few shots of the SouEast rally team.
    At the end of the show, the main character finally gets the girl. They get married… At the actual headquarter of the SouEast rally team, between rally cars and wearing racing outfits!

    Only on Chinese TV!

  2. Jos- February 22, 2012 Reply

    Looks like this RR has polyester wings… Another china made copy or the real thing?

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    […] is the second crash involving a Rolls Royce Phantom in China within eight days. In the earlier accident in Nanjing a Phantom was hit by a SouEast Lioncel. Now we are in the great city of Jinghong in […]

  4. Art Davis- March 8, 2012 Reply

    I am looking for a right side door for at 1967 RR Silver Shadow James Young 2d saloon

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