This Lincoln Aviator Dressed As Rolls-Royce Can Be Yours

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Photo: Facebook Market

Recently, I introduced our Glorious Leader Bob Sorokanich to one of my favorite corners of the internet: the Awful Taste But Great Execution subreddit. If you’re looking for further proof that money doesn’t buy taste, head over to /r/ATBG. The car we are talking about in this article, however, is not the one that will ever be displayed there. Instead, it’s the one my intrepid colleague Andy Kalmowitz found in another wonderful corner of the internet: Facebook Marketplace.

Located in Arlington, Virginia, you are looking at a 2005 Lincoln Aviator that has been modified to look almost like a Rolls Royce Ghost. Kind of. Almost. Type of. Not really. I mean he has a Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament and a Rolls-Royce badge on the back, so maybe you could fool the most gullible friend you have. Or maybe a colleague who has never seen a picture of a Rolls-Royce or an old Lincoln Aviator before.

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So I have to ask: wouldn’t it have been more logical to call this a replica of a Rolls Royce Cullinen? It is not for us to answer such questions.

Photo: Facebook Market

Photo: Facebook Market

Maybe I’m too harsh. With the right framing, this shot of the front end of this custom machine almost takes the look away. I suppose. It’s not until you start looking at the rest of the car that you realize that all the money and work that went into creating a ‘Rolls-Royce Aviator’ in no way hides its Ford Explorer roots.

I mean, in addition to the heavily modified front and somewhat modified rear, whoever built it even bothered to give it rear butterfly doors. It was not a cheap conversion. They had a vision, they executed it, and if nothing else, it’s a truly one-of-a-kind creation. If you were to buy it, it would be safe to assume that you would never come across another no matter where you went.

Photo: Facebook Market

Photo: Facebook Market

As with any highly custom build, the interior has also been redone. At least the front has. There are no photos of the rear seats, so there’s no way to tell if they’re still in stock. But I’d like to think that anyone with the budget to put gullwing doors and a Rolls-Royce fairing on a Lincoln would at least make sure the rear occupants get the same treatment as the driver and front passenger.

But while a real Rolls-Royce Ghost will set you back around $350,000 from the dealership, this “Rolls-Royce” is a comparative bargain at just $29,000. Sure, it has 220,000 miles on the odometer, but don’t worry! The seller says he has both a rebuilt engine AND a rebuilt transmission. So problem solved!

Photo: Facebook Market

Photo: Facebook Market

If you’re looking for a 17-year-old American SUV with gullwing doors, a custom interior and the looks of a Rolls-Royce Ghost, this might be the Franken-Aviator for you.

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