A painting sold at auction for ,000 didn't take the painter longer to make or tell a deeper truth than the painting thrown in escape in a house clearing. What's worth a huge amount and what's worthless are merely an opinion apart. If you're paying top dollar, are you getting something that only has subjective value? Research shows that when a product being offered to someone is very expensive, and that person is told that it is expensive, our brains actually prepare our bodies for the experience of pleasure.This can trick those people who have paid Â£60 for a bowl of soup that they've made a wise decision.It's something shared across every level of society.And no matter who you are and what means you have at your disposal, anyone can own a car.But the fact that it still drives so smoothly makes you feel like it hasn't lost an ounce of comfort or performance to the sands of time.It's doubly impressive when you consider the circumstances that were present at Rolls-Royce when this car was built.This car was built for a certain kind of gentleman drive or someone who knew what they wanted in life and have the means to get it.
If you see a Rolls-Royce driving around town, you see people looking in the windows going, "Is that someone I should be paying attention to? " Quite clearly in this case, the answer is a resounding "No." But it's nice to pretend.
The only way of testing if the same applies to cars is to take something out that cost the equivalent of a house to buy when it was new.
So, we went to the Classic Car Club in London to borrow their 1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche to see if it would have been money well spent.
And the government that built them out have split them into two separate companies-- the Rolls-Royce that builds cars, and the Rolls-Royce that builds plane engines.
Even while the British motoring industry was going through incredibly difficult times, Rolls-Royce still managed to make some really, really great cars.