Cash­mere-lined Rolls is par for the course

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Prestige -

IT TOOK less than 30 min­utes for the lat­est Rolls-Royce model to find an owner, de­spite a $2 mil­lion price tag.

Then again, the open-air Phan­tom was re­vealed at Peb­ble Beach in Cal­i­for­nia, the scene of Amer­ica’s most cashed-up an­nual car show.

The con­cours d’el­e­gance judg­ing at Peb­ble, on the 18th fair­way of one of the coun­try’s most fa­mous golf cour­ses, usu­ally draws a col­lec­tion of re­stored clas­sics with to­tal prices be­yond $250 mil­lion.

The spe­cial Phan­tom was cre­ated to cel­e­brate the 60th an­niver­sary of the Peb­ble Beach clas­sic and was re­worked from a Phan­tom Drop­head Coupe, a con­vert­ible with a start­ing price of $1.35 mil­lion in Aus­tralia.

The be­spoke depart­ment at Rolls-Royce in Eng­land started with a one-off ex­te­rior colour called Still­wa­ter Blue as a trib­ute to Still­wa­ter Cove on the Mon­terey Penin­sula.

The navy blue soft­top is lined with cash­mere and up­hol­stered in a cream-coloured leather in­te­rior. In­te­rior wood fit­tings com­bine cross­banded santos pal­isander ve­neer with a sil­ver pin­stripe in­lay.

The car has teak deck­ing for the roof ton­neau and lug­gage com­part­ment, which con­tains a cham­pagne set in a re­frig­er­ated cabin in the boot. The fi­nal touches are an enam­elled plaque on the dash, con­cours lo­gos on the tread plates and em­broi­dered seats.

Cham­pagne style: the Roller with the lot that was snapped up at Peb­ble Beach.

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