Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Pebble Beach Special Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 30, 2010

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars revealed that it has created a bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupé. This was manufactured at its Goodwood facility in the UK. It was made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance held in Carmel, California.

The Phantom Drophead Coupé was unveiled at the same event by company CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös and its Chief Designer Ian Cameron. After the unveiling, it was sold in mere minutes. The has a one-off bespoke Stillwater Blue color for the exterior which serves as a homage to the Stillwater Cove located on the Monterey Peninsula.

Its soft top is navy blue and has been lined with cashmere while the upholstery is in a Crème Light leather interior. The interior has wood fittings that are made up of a striking Santos Pallisander cross-banded veneer which is then contrasted with a silver pinstripe inlay.

The roof tonneau has an oiled teak decking that has been hand-crafted similar to the flooring of the luggage compartment. Complementing this teak covered picnic deck is the champagne service set that has crystal flutes. Furthermore the luggage compartment floor hides the refrigerated cabinet.

This bespoke model has embroidery on all its seats, has the Concours logos on its tread plates, and even the dashboard has an enamelled plaque. The Rolls-Royce Bespoke though is not that simple. When customers order a Phantom, many of them want extra features in addition to the standard ones already offered.

The task of meeting the demands of this personalised service is the responsibility of the Bespoke team. The bespoke involves everything from the most minimal features like the seat piping, contrast stitching, and the personalized tread plates, to the strong expressions like the unique exterior paints and the personalized veneers.

Then there’s the glassware, the luggage, and even the lavish picnic set. All of these are designed in-house in Goodwood. Torsten Müller-Ötvös shares that the release of the 60th Anniversary Special Edition is the epitome of Goodwood’s Bespoke capabilities.

The special edition shows the ability of its designers and even the artisans to make a vehicle that is fitting for the special occasion and is something that can be treasured forever, he adds.

Press Release

Rolls-Royce Special Edition reveal at Pebble Beach

This year marked the 60th anniversary of the legendary Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Carmel, California. To celebrate the occasion, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars developed a bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupé at the company's Goodwood manufacturing plant, UK. The car was unveiled at the event by Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös and Chief Designer Ian Cameron, and was sold within minutes.

The car is painted in a one-off bespoke exterior colour called Stillwater Blue as a tribute to Stillwater Cove on the Monterey Peninsula. It also features a navy blue soft top lined with cashmere and is upholstered in a Crème Light leather interior. Interior wood fittings are composed of a striking cross-banded Santos Pallisander veneer contrasted with a silver pinstripe inlay.

Hand-crafted oiled teak decking is used for the roof tonneau and also in the luggage compartment flooring. A fully fitted champagne service set with crystal flutes complements the teak covered picnic deck, while a refrigerated cabinet is concealed beneath the luggage compartment floor.

Further bespoke cues include an enamelled plaque on the dash, Concours logos on the tread plates and embroidery on each seat.

What is Rolls-Royce Bespoke?

When a Rolls-Royce customer commissions a Phantom, they demand more than just a list of standard features and options. Fulfilling that need for a personalised service falls to the Bespoke team.

Bespoke includes the development of anything from the most understated feature such as personalised tread plates, contrast stitching and seat piping to a bold expression in the form of personalised veneers and unique exterior paints. Then there are stunning creations like luggage, glassware and an opulent picnic set, all designed in-house at Goodwood.

"This 60th Anniversary Special Edition is the embodiment of our Bespoke capabilities in Goodwood," explains Torsten Müller-Ötvös, "It demonstrates the ability of our designers and artisans to create something absolutely appropriate for an occasion and ultimately, something exceptional to cherish forever."

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