You’d like to have billionaire fears like this: You spent more than half a million francs on a Rolls-Royce Phantom – then the same car drives you in front of your nose on the Gold Coast in Zurich. shocking! Anyone who wants to shine in the Supercar Owners Circle at a meeting at Andermatt UR, for example, needs something more exclusive to stand out from the public buggies.
This is why BMW’s Rolls-Royce is now reflecting on its history and created a new division to pamper customers: instead of just having the equivalent of a Dacia Duster, the interior starry-lit LED interior or “Emily” on the radiator for just under 4,000 francs To deal with the lighting, you can now make the object tailored to scale. On request, even if it is a convertible outing.
Once with the Carrossiers
This is not new. Tailor-made bodies were once not only a matter of good shape, they were also part of the daily routine. Swiss bodybuilders such as Beutler, Graber and Tüscher were also among the top contestants. Gradually, however, the self-supporting bodies destroyed the principle of the body position they chose on a frame. For example, the American luxury car manufacturer Duesenberg perished in 1937.
Early in 2017, customers-wanted Rolls-Royce Sweptail coupé showed what something like that looked like today. It was not pleasant, but at least it was very expensive: at the time it was estimated at twelve million francs. The British apparently received so many blank checks that it became a business model.
A yacht on four wheels
The most surprising thing is that the part of the boat was not built just once, but three times. And all three, you guessed it, have already been sold out. For four years, Rolls and three good customers designed this tribute to the Rolls Royce of 1932 – owned by one customer – and designed the J-Class sailing yachts. One doubts that the three would likely own such yachts as the 1930s Copa America versus 20 million francs each. These are the sailboats most recognizable: there are three out of ten originals and a few replicas.
A 1: 1 clay model was created from drafts, then aluminum panels around the V12 were manually cast. 1813 pieces specially made for the trio. The first luxury liner goes to a couple who named a 1932 Rolls-Royce “Tail Boat” as a model. His desire, they say, was “an answer to a life full of hard work”: a joy the family can have.
Jet Set camping
As for what we put out for the garden grill, the 5.80m convertible based on Phantom performs a blue paint where crystal chips are included. The hood is hand painted in a contrasting blue. Blue leather inside, rear seats are lighter like yachts. The bright blue color is integrated into the decorative parts at an angle of 55 degrees, giving the appearance of waves.
Instead of a stem, there are two plates on which appetizers, champagne glasses are stored underneath, and great wines in the fridge. The bottle holders are color-coordinated with the bottles. Christofle Silver Tableware: You don’t indulge in anything else. The tail of the boat is neat. But the parasol? Sounds kinda silly, with all due respect. We are almost amazed that the boat’s tail is missing a fireplace and a fountain spewing out gold coins.
A little bit of Switzerland on the lists
And what does a pleasure wagon’s extravagance cost? Rumor says it is 25 million francs! But depreciation isn’t a problem: cars like the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which cost 13 million francs, are always more expensive at auction later. And there’s also a little bit of Switzerland at the tail of the boat: the instruments – convertibles are directed by his sovereign or even his new chandeliers – are modeled on watches by BOVET from Geneva and include two wristwatches. Will the tail of a boat soon fly through French-speaking Switzerland?