Practically every luxury car that leaves the Rolls-Royce factory is bespoke, so the Goodwood-based manufacturer has decided to highlight some of its favourite creations from 2016.
With thousands of totally unique Spirit of Ecstasy-badged cars driving across the globe, owners have to do something pretty special to stand out.
Rolls’ first highlight is actually one of its own creations. It commissioned 25 coupe and 25 convertible versions of its Phantom model to commemorate the seventh generation of the car coming to an end.
The ‘Zenith Collection’ cars came with luxurious improvements such as a glass shelf in the tailgate from which to serve champagne. And so that owners didn’t have to worry about serving warm bubbly, a fridge was fitted with space for two bottles and eight glasses.
To mark the importance of these end-of-production models, a removable polished aluminium case with the car’s unique identification number engraved into it was placed in the centre console. Inside was a piece of metal from the Phantom’s production line along with its GPS co-ordinates, signifying exactly where on the line it was taken from.
One customer-commissioned car that caught the eye was the ‘Peace and Glory’ Phantom, which was designed by an entrepreneur in the Far East. He requested elaborate embroidery, so Rolls’ team replicated a tiger fur pattern in the rear centre console.
Finally, a Rolls-Royce Dawn was built with a nautical theme in mind for the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in America. It had a white and blue exterior paint job and a teak rear deck.
January 13, 2017