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This £118,000 gold Rolls-Royce is for sale - but you can only buy it in bitcoin

The gold Rolls-Royce Ghost will set you back the equivalent of almost £118,000 (Auto Trader/SWNS.com)

This gold Rolls-Royce is up for sale – but you won’t be able to buy it using cash, or even gold.

The seller wants the £117,995 asking price to be paid in bitcoin.

The value of the cryptocurrency has rocketed in recent months a one bitcoin is now valued at about $10,000, that’s about £7,500.

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So, depending on the exchange rate when someone buys the Rolls-Royce, they would have to have about 17 bitcoin.

The numberplate ‘GO07DEN’ is also up for sale (Auto Trader/SWNS.com)

The car is being advertised on Auto Trader and is the first UK car to be listed purely in the cryptocurrency.

It’s a 2010 four-door Ghost model with 35,000 miles on the clock. It has an in-built fridge and Freeview TV.

The Roller comes with in-built Freeview TVs (Auto Trader/SWNS)

The 6.6 litre engine produces 563bhp, which can power the car from 0 to 60mph in 4.7 seconds, with a top speed limited to 155mph.

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The numberplate GO07DEN (spelling Golden) is up for sale alongside the car for an extra £8,000.

It also comes with a 360-degree overhead camera system, active cruise control and automatic braking.

Aside for the blinging gold paint job, the Rolls-Royce is finished to exacting standards (Auto Trader/SWNS)

The owner, who is based in Oldham, told Auto Trader: “Why not trade in bitcoin? I treat it in exactly the same way as normal currency these days.

“It’s safe, convenient and incredibly valuable right now so, to me, it makes sense to trade my car this way. It’s the future.”

The Oldham-based seller says bitcoin is the future for currencies (Auto Trader/SWNS)

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Bitcoin has soared 1,000% in value since the start of the year, to such an extent that someone who had bought just £118-worth of Bitcoin a few months ago would be able to afford the Rolls-Royce.

Erin Baker, Auto Trader editorial director, said: “With the meteoric rise in popularity and value of bitcoin in recent years, it comes as no surprise that sellers are now attempting to trade this way.”