YouTuber installs Rolls Royce starlight headliner for $500
How to get the iconic Rolls Royce option for cheap
In the car world there are many iconic features, whether it be the solid silver Bugatti logo, or even the Mercedes three-point star. However, few are as expensive as Rolls Royce's signature option, the $17,000 starlight headliner, which mimics the effect of a stary night by using of 1,300 fiber-optic cables, hand woven into the headliner.
However, enterprising YouTuber and owner of Gotham Dream Cars (supercar rentals) decided that his $1,000 Mercedes needed this option. However, although this man is the proud owner of many a supercar, he wasn't exactly ready to shell out 17 times his car's value for some twinkly lights.
So, late at night he was browsing Facebook Marketplace, when he came across an ad which said that for $600 you to could have a "bespoke" starlight headliner put into your car's headliner. Now, to be fair Rob did say that he was a bit drunk at the time, but he bought it anyways.
A few days later two guys showed up to his supercar-strewn warehouse to work on his $1,000 Mercedes. Now, to their credit for $600 they did a damn good job, each fiber-optic cable was indeed hand-woven into the aging Mercedes's headliner.
Now, while the finished result wasn't exactly like what Rolls Royce would get you, it looks pretty decent, especially when you consider that it was about 29 times cheaper to do it this way. However, as you might expect when you get up close it does have some rough edges. For example, some of the lights do dangle out a bit, and could use a bit of a trim.
Now, to be fair Rolls Royce do have some truly incredible options when it comes to customizing your lights. For example, they will arrange your lights to match the night sky as it was at a certain place and date in time. And if you aren't a fan of static lighting, you can even get your starlight headliner to mimic a shooting star.