Boby Chemmanur, Indian Kerala based jeweler, known for his lavish purchases is again in trends as the jeweler is planning to participate in a bid to buy a Rolls-Royce phantom car which was used by United States President Donald Trump. Earlier, Chemmanur bought a football used by late footballer Diego Maradona for inaugurating his jewelry showroom.
Speaking to IANS, Chemmanur said, "Yes, we are participating in the bid. Our Texas office has already taken the initiative to participate in the bid".According to reports, Trump had used the luxury car till he became the US President. American bidding website Mecum Auctions, which is one of the largest collector car auction sites in the world, has put the car for auction.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom which was used by President Trump is of a luxury variety that comes with a theater package, starlight headliner, and electronic curtains. The Rolls odometer has clocked 91,249 km.
Meanwhile, in 2010, Rolls Royce, one of the premium luxury car manufacturers produced only 537 pieces of the flagship Phantom.
Rolls Royce currently manufactures five different models of cars including Phantom, Ghost, Wraith, Cullinan, and Dawn.
Chemmaur, who is an avid blood donor and actively participates in several philanthropic activities, is confident that he will win the bid.
When asked what the price of the car could be, Chemmaur said, "We are expecting a base price of Rs 3 crore, but I don't know how the bid will go. There can be more car crazy people across the globe and I don't know what the outcome will be. But I am on it."