Below is what the news outlet posted…
“SR learned that an associate of Mr. Melaye has been circulating a press release claiming that he “bought a classic Rolls Royce estimated at $400,000 (N180 million).” The same statement continued saying, “that the Rolls Royce is a rare collectible item that is not only scarce but very expensive.”
The press statement, now known to be totally misleading, erroneously claimed that “the Rolls Royce which is a 1923 model is 93 years old, and is used by only a few persons in a special grade.”
SR contacted three antique car experts located in the U.S to confirm details surrounding Melaye’s alleged luxury car. All three experts categorically stated that the car in the photos circulated by Melaye’s associate is not a Rolls Royce.
All three experts also said that the car in the photographs is a British-made MG-TD, two of whom said it was a replica with parts from a Volkswagen Beetle. One expert speaking to SR, George Medynski, the owner of Tuxedo Moto Sport, formally M&G Vintage Auto, who has been specializing in maintenance and restoration of British vehicles for decades, viewed photos of Melaye’s vehicle and described it in precise detail.
He told SaharaReporters that Melaye’s car “was one of the worst replica MGs” he had seen. He observed that “you couldn’t get any cheaper, crappier and it is probably worth nowhere near $10,000 and probably cost between $4,000-$6,000.”
Medynski then added,
“I am offered these lepers all the time.” “It’s not a Rolls Royce and it’s not even a real MG-TD,” he stated emphatically. He also said that it was most certainly a replica of a 1953 MG-TD, totally different than the 1924 Rolls Royce make Melaye’s associate was stating.”