Unbelievable story behind the abandoned Rolls-Royce Phantom VII parked at a hotel

  • This Rolls-Royce Phantom VII is abandoned at a hotel in Kolkata
  • Its story began back in 2012
  • It was left stranded when its owner got into legal trouble

Published on May 18, 2024 at 4:22 PM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on May 21, 2024 at 3:27 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Siddharth Dudeja

Rolls-Royce Phantom VII is a rare gem to even spot.

But can you believe one of these luxurious gems is simply abandoned at a hotel in Kolkata, India?

Why would someone leave this one-of-a-kind automobile at a hotel?

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This Rolls-Royce Phantom VII has an interesting story, and it’s covered on Instagram by an account called supercarsofkolkata.

The story takes us back to 2012, when a renowned film producer and businessman, Gautam Kundu, purchased this iconic piece.

Like anyone else, Gautam was thrilled to buy this piece of luxury.

But little did he know, his ownership would be short-lived.

Gautam Kundu, chairman of Rose Valley Group of Companies, was soon accused of defrauding investors of a staggering ₹17,000 crores.

That’s approximately $20.4 million at the current exchange rate.

This case made huge headlines at the time, leading to the arrests of Kundu and his family.

This car was not only Kundu’s most luxurious and joyous ride but also a part of his business life.

His Rolls-Royce Phantom VII made several appearances in many ad campaigns and promotional events for the company.

While most of the property owned by him was seized by the authorities, this gem by Rolls-Royce is still parked at a hotel in Kolkata.

Even better, that hotel also belongs to Gautam Kundu.

The story of this poor Rolls-Royce resembles that of a Mercedes S600 Limousine that remains abandoned on the side of a road in Pune, India.

Many years have passed, but surprisingly, the condition of this Rolls-Royce Phantom VII remains remarkably good.

From its interior and exterior color to its tires, everything appears to be in excellent condition.

The only issue is a crack on the windshield, which needs replacement.

After a good service, the car will be as good as new.

Only time will tell if this luxury automobile will hit the roads again or remain in the waiting for many more years.


Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.