When asked to name their dream garages, few journalists these days put a Rolls-Royce in there. Perhaps it seems too obvious, or too much of an old-man’s car, too big, too heavy, too stuffy. Maybe not enough of them have driven a Black Badge series Ghost or Wraith. Or even a “bog-standard” Dawn. For a Dawn or Wraith would easily be first on my list. These models are just divine, and the Black Badge edition creates a tier of exclusivity and difference above the norm. The styling might be too bold or brash for many, but that starlit canopy above your head is something to marvel at at night - a reminder that you’re driving something very special indeed.
I’m not loudly passionate about Rolls-Royces; I’m quietly passionate about them. You might adore a Ferrari, or love a Lamborghini, but a Rolls-Royce? You understand a Rolls-Royce. You get its beauty, its engineering miracle, its rarity, its grace, it timeless appeal, its assurance that the finer things in life just get more sublime as time passes. A Rolls-Royce will always be in my Dream Garage.
Price as tested: £327,174