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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Brunei Royal Wedding Procession

Why does the Royal Family of Brunei have so many cars?

To do this of course, parade around their country to mark one very special day.

It was a big day for the Sultan, giving the hand of his Princess away.

Now lets do some serious Bentley and Rolls Royce spotting.

Get your goggles out.

My most enjoyable thing about a Royal Brunei weddings is you get to see the Royal Brunei Wedding Chariot.

Enters at time 2.26 on the video.

The Rolls Royce is a raised rear coach seat Landaulette version of a Rolls Royce President limousine by Robert Jankel based on the Silver Spur. It features a rear coach seat cloth canopy and extensive gold decorative trimmings, with a large gold state coat of arms to the front and sides, which when combined is as subtle as a nuclear bomb. Oh, with faux oak bumper bars for good measure as well.

Translating that spiel, the rear seat raised up out the Landaulette section of the six door Chariot, and that coach seat is covered by a canopy. Robert Jankel presumably made this.

I like that a servant stand on the back holding an umbrella.

Simply an extreme display of wealth and power.

Now the next Royal car in the procession at 3.15s is the Sultan of Brunei's Rolls Royce Phantom VI.

The car is presumed to be chassis PRH4770 which was originally owned Chairman Mao Tse-tung.

Now this vehicle at 3.59s I am going to crown the Royal Brunei Wedding Chariot Support Limousine with white roof.

It is, like the Wedding Chariot, a Rolls Royce President Limousine by Robert Jankel.

It features six doors and unusually has an alternative coach line sloping down the third door of the car.

After an initial eye blink it actually looks ok.

It also has one of those carriage S bend thingos on the C pillar that I do not know what they are called.

The next vehicle of interest is a Rolls Royce Silver Spur II limousine by Robert Jankel.

It has the standard 4 doors and extended wheel base to the centre.

Then a Bentley Arnage proceeds.

Make that a long wheel base Bentley Arnage.

At 5.11s a black Silver Spur drives past.

Then at 5.39s one of my favourate cars enters the frame. But unfortunately the front is missed so it is either a Bentley or a Rolls Royce Touring Limousine.

The Touring Limousine features a raised roof with a more centralised rear door and is of impeccable proportions.

The car at 5.50s is to be crowned the Royal Brunei Wedding Chariot Support Limousine with black roof.

It again has six doors.

And a sketch with perfect colouring in.

The final car of interest at 8.40s coming up the rear is a brown Rolls Royce Phantom VI.

Presumable chassis number PGH130 or PGH108.

Here is a shorter video taken by the person standing next to the first video. It shows the Wedding Chariot in all its full splendor.

Thanks to Alice from Brunei for uploading the videos.

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At 1:31 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those "carriage S bend thingos" are known as landau bars - Wikipedia

At 4:52 pm, Blogger Ragemanchoo said...

I think the yellow stretched Silver Spur/Spirit is also stretched at the C-pillar, with at least a few extra inches beyond the real doors. The real doors themselves also appear to be stretched a few inches. Your illustration doesn't show it, though.

At 7:48 pm, Blogger Shazeel Parwaz Rajput said...


At 3:34 pm, Blogger Ragemanchoo said...

Wow. Was a potato used to video tape this?


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