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David Phillips, chairman of distributor Northamber, is suing Rolls Royce after the company hung his £200,000 Bentley on a wall for two weeks. Phillips was forced to send the green Continental back to the garage three times for a string of faults, including rattling panels, oil leaks, dodgy suspension and poor steering. Mechanics were unable to fix the car, but a dealer revealed to the Surrey computer boss that the real cause of the problems was that his beloved car had been hung vertically on a stand at the Birmingham Motor Show for a fortnight. Phillips is now suing Rolls Royce and the dealers for more than £50,000 damages. In a High Court writ he alleges that the hanging weakened the car, making it dangerous. According to the writ, the "problems from which the car suffered could be related to the fact it had been hung for some time vertically on a wall. The Bentley has been more trouble than it was worth." Rolls Royce told The Register it was aware of Phillips' complaint, but was unable to comment further for legal reasons. "Customer satisfaction is our ultimate priority, and we resolve each matter on an individual basis," one representative added. ® Related stories Northamber profit squishes Y2K bug Northamber pins price erosion on Intel

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