THIS might be difficult to believe, but you can’t give a Rolls Royce away!
That’s the experience of Port St Mary’s Rob Qualtrough-Linsley who has been trying to get rid of his late father Reg’s car – a 1973 Silver Shadow – since January.
‘Initially I was asking for £1,000,’ he said. ‘The parts are worth £2,000. It has some light rust but to the very best of my knowledge it is completely road worthy and the most you would pay for the body work would be £1,000.’
He has advertised in the Examiner, mentioned it to friends and since dropped the price to nothing, but still there are no takers. ‘People are worried about the price of the gas,’ he said, ‘Which is odd for such a prestige car.’ The car sits in the garage in Douglas, which has to be vacated soon for Rob to sell it, before he returns to his home in Toronto, Canada.
‘People will say this is an urban legend,’ he said. ‘The Isle of Man is the only country in the world you cannot give away a Rolls Royce.’
To contact Rob, phone 830966.