Imagine owning the 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow that once belonged to the legendary Johnny Cash.
Now imagine turning it into a Tesla… because that’s exactly what just happened.
According to Digital Trends, Johnny’s old ’70s Rolls Royce was turned into a Tesla-powered electric car using the guts of a 2016 Tesla Model S. Built by Shift Electric Vehicles in Albany, Oregon, the project was commissioned by a Johnny Cash fan that bought the car at an auction. And since Johnny’s old Rolls would’ve been a nightmare to fix, the owner decided to go electric… with as many Tesla components as possible.
“They originally approached Tesla,” says Shift EV boss Kirk Swaney. “It was a pretty significant job to move these computers, mount them, and make them work in a functional way.”
The final project? A completely electric Rolls that even faster AND smoother than the original. And of course, they kept the original “JRC” badge as a nod to the Man in Black himself.
Here’s how it all went down.
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