Pebble Beach, 26 August 2010
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.”