Rolls-Royce unveils Phantom Drophead Coupé one-off

Special Cars 1 Jul 2011
Rolls-Royce unveils Phantom Drophead Coupé one-off

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a Phantom Drophead Coupé one-off, created for the Masterpiece London 2011 art and design fair. Among the features are the bespoke luggage set and the Asprey jewellery box.


Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe one offThe model was created for Masterpiece London 2011 Fair (30 June – 5 July 2011) and hosts a suite of additional bespoke design details, including teak decking, engraved tread plates and Spirit of Ecstasy with inscription that marks the centenary of this icon.

The exterior is characterized by the “Mazarine Blue” color, a shade not yet present among the 44,000 already available for the Phantom.

The interior is trimmed with natural-grain leather in Seashell with Navy Blue contrast for floor and door panels.

With roof down, the car reveals a yacht-inspired teak decking, with mother-of-pearl inlays throughout cross-banded Santos Palissander wood veneers.

White instrument dials, rotary controllers and clock finished in mother-of-pearl complete the design.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe one off Jewellery Case The color takes inspiration from the Mazarine Blue butterfly, “a whimsical creature at home in continental Europe, which can still occasionally be seen wafting by in the South of England.”

The most distinctive “accessory” of the car is a one-off Asprey jewellery box, housed in the glove compartment, that uses a hide of softest grade-one suede cut into 15 separate pieces.

“Designed for rings, cufflinks and earrings, it presents stylish and secure storage for these essential valuables before drivers and their passengers sink back into sumptuous leather seats, set the roof down and head out of town.”

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe one off Luggage Another exclusive creation is the bespoke luggage set, handmade in Goodwood with high quality leather and a traditional manufacturing approach.

“Hides were carefully selected for the firmness and grain structure then tanned in pits, a slow artisanal way of producing hard-wearing yet supple leather – and a process that takes four months to complete.

“The result is […] a substantial material, in deep Navy Blue, that is also resistant to hard wear. Moreover the leather has a distinctive and intense aroma of vegetable tannins that come from the mix of bark, wood and berries used to stabilise and pigment the hides.”

Bespoke Luggage

About Masterpiece London 2011

Masterpiece London 2011 is held in the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and the Rolls-Royce car is available for preview from Friday 29 June 2011. The fair runs from Saturday 30 June – Friday 5 July 2011.

For more details please visit www.masterpiecefair.com.

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