At the Masterpiece London 2011 fair (June 29th – July 5th) Rolls-Royce will be displaying a one-off example of the Phantom Drophead Coupe.
At the Masterpiece London event, hundreds of exhibitors will be displaying and selling all kinds of artwork, antique furniture, expensive watches, and centuries-old literature. Just the kind of stuff you’d expect the typical Rolls-Royce owner to have laying around the house.
The Masterpiece London 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe was hand-crafted by a team at the Rolls-Royce home in Goodwood, England. The theme of the bespoke car was to try and capture the essence of a perfect weekend get-away, offering the driver and passengers even more luxury than they’d get in the standard Phantom Drophead Coupe.
The Masterpiece London 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe features a custom-made luggage set which fits perfectly into the trunk. The leather used to fabricate the luggage was tanned in the traditional manner, and the process of turning it from cow skin into fine leather took four months. Colored dark navy blue, the luggage is designed to compliment the bright blue paintwork of the car, and match the leather used for the seats and upholstery.
As well as the bespoke luggage, the Masterpiece London 2011 Drophead Coupe features a hand-made, one-of-a-kind Asprey jewellery box, housed discretely in the glove compartment. This jewelry case took craftsmen two days to complete, and it is trimmed in the finest suede, which was cut into 15 separate pieces for a perfect fit.
Its central earring holder is detachable and can be interchanged for use with clip earrings or stud styles. There are also two additional sections for cufflinks, and a separate compartment for rings. An embossed silver foil Asprey stamp finishes off the jewelry cases’ exterior.
So far you could be mistaken for thinking the Masterpiece London 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe’s only difference was a few suitcases and a jewelry box. Unfortunately they probably ARE the most distinctive features of the car. The only other modifications are teak decking at the rear of the passenger compartment, engraved tread plates with the words “Masterpiece London”, a Spirit of Ecstasy with inscribing commemorating 100 years since the world’s most famous hood ornament was debuted, and a new paint color called Mazarine Blue.
On the inside, there are a few extra touches of class which identify the Masterpiece London 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. Mother-of-pearl inlays run throughout the cross-banded Santos Palissander wood veneers, and white instrument dials are complimented by rotary controllers and clock face finished in mother-of-pearl.
Source: Rolls Royce