Why We Don’t Mind Not Getting the Special Rolls

It is just as well that the summer is waning and the time for picnicking is drawing to a close because otherwise we might be upset that we missed out on the opportunity to have gotten in our bid for the Phantom Drophead Coupé that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars developed to mark the 60th anniversary of the recent Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel, California.

It is just as well that the summer is waning and the time for picnicking is drawing to a close because otherwise we might be upset that we missed out on the opportunity to have gotten in our bid for the Phantom Drophead Coupé that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars developed to mark the 60th anniversary of the recent Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel, California.

The car featured a special exterior color, “Stillwater Blue,” a reference to the Stillwater Cove on the Monterey Peninsula. There is a navy blue soft top—lined with cashmere, of course. The upholstery is a Crème Light leather. The interior wood fittings are a cross-banded Santos Pallisander veneer with silver pinstripe inlay contrasts.

Speaking of wood, the roof tonneau cover is hand-crafted oiled teak, the same material that is used for the luggage compartment flooring. Teak is also used for the picnic deck.

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The luggage compartment has a refrigerated cabinet housed below the floor. There is a fully fitted champagne service set with crystal flutes, as well.

Said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO, “This 60th Anniversary Special Edition is the embodiment of our Bespoke capabilities in Goodwood. It demonstrates the abilities of our designers and artisans to create something absolutely appropriate for an occasion and ultimately, something exceptional to cherish forever.”

Apparently, the vehicle was sold within minutes. But as we said, as picnic season is drawing to a close. . . .