Rolls-Royce Owner Buys Huge Gold Cock For Bonnet

Story ByLee Bullen,Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyAsia Wire Report

A wealthy Chinese Rolls-Royce owner has reportedly installed an enormous golden cockerel that cost over 66,000 GBP on his car bonnet because the original ornament was not bombastic enough.

The unnamed Roller owner from the north-eastern Chinese capital Beijing is reportedly planning to swap the original ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ ornament on his car for a huge gold statue that weighs 25 kilogrammes (55 lbs) and cost 600,000 CNY (66,250 GBP), according to local media.

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Reports said he wants to replace the ornament because he desires a more flamboyant symbol on his plush Rolls-Royce Phantom.

The wealthy motorist is believed to have hired someone to craft the custom cockerel which is apparently made of solid gold.

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Photos of the Rolls-Royce were widely shared on social media and online commentators were appalled by the apparent show of wealth.

In the pictures, the cockerel does not appear to be fully installed on the car bonnet and has green material at the base.

Netizens said the original ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ ornament is far more iconic while criticising the gold cockerel for being too large and possibly obscuring the driver’s view.

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