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 |  Aug 02 2011, 11:30 AM

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Stuart Hughes, based out of the United Kingdom, is known for its bespoke customization of high-end luxury products from iPhones to yachts, liquor to furniture, and everything in between. But this Rolls-Royce Phantom may just be one of the company’s most extravagant creations, featuring over 260-lbs of 18-karat gold on the outside and inside of the of the armored luxury limousine.

Originally commissioned by an anonymous Middle Eastern businessman, Eurocash AG based out of Switzerland teamed up with Stuart Hughes to create this one-of-a-kind, over-the-top Phantom. The entire vehicle has been reinforced and armored to protect against some of the world’s deadliest weapons including AK47 gunfire and a pair of hand grenades. Highlights of 18-karat gold are also featured inside the cabin.

According to its Jameslist.com listing, the Phantom EWB is available for sale with 50-miles on the odometer. Everything around the Phantom is a tad confusing, since Stuart Hughes’ website claims it was delivered to the anonymous businessman for around $8.15 million, yet it’s for sale on Jameslist right now stating that it’s in Switzerland – possibly at Eurocash AG. Perhaps they’re just marketing in hopes to create yet another one of these magnificent… we mean, absurd, beauties.

GALLERY: Stuart Hughes / Eurocash AG Rolls-Royce Phantom

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[Source: Jameslist via Stuart Hughes]

 |  May 09 2011, 9:17 PM

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One of the most prestigious cars any Ferrari fanatic can own is the 599XX. Originally sold in very limited quantities to the most loyal Ferrari customers, one has surfaced for sale on JamesList with a price tag of $1.9 million including VAT taxes.

The 599XX was built by Ferrari and is based on the 599 GTB platform as a test bed for future road cars. It features an upgraded 6.0L V12 powerplant that pushes out 700-hp. Ferrari also lightened the entire body and enhanced the aerodynamics in order to make it a more formidable car on the race track. The result is a 6:58.16 time at the Nordschleife circuit, the second fastest time recorded for a production-derived sports car.

This particular one for sale sports 932-miles on the odometer and features a black on black color scheme. It’s currently located in France, but we’re going to assume the location of the vehicle doesn’t really matter if you can afford it.

GALLERY: Ferrari 599XX

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[Source: JamesList]

 |  Dec 29 2010, 9:55 AM

Earlier this year, German Tuner Xenatec announced that they’d be producing Maybach’s 57S Coupe. And now just in time for the new year, Xenatec has the first one released to the public and it’s for sale up on JamesList. The asking price for the first of 100 limited units is a little shy of $950,000.

The Maybach 57S Coupe by Xenatec (aka Cruiserio) is powered by a Mercedes AMG 6.0L V12 powerplant pushing out 605-hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. The first unit is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and is finished in a nice, classy black. We look forward to some more units from Xenatec. And to think, we doubted they’d actually ever build this beast.

GALLERY: Maybach 57S Coupe by Xenatec

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[Source: JamesList]