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Rolls-Royce models, news & reviews
By Georg Kacher
08 June 2007 12:29
Thank you very much indeed. Yes, Rolls-Royce's Drophead is a truly breathtaking vehicle, one in which it only feels right to wear a tailored suit before swinging open that big rear-hinged door and slipping behind the thin-rimmed steering wheel. And it will be an incredibly rare sight, the Phantom Drophead Coupe. Over the next 10 years, no more than 3000 of these phenomenal vehicles will pass out of the gates at Rolls-Royce’s high-tech Goodwood factory. And with 43,000 different hues of paint, the choice of nine interior palettes and six shades of leathers and roofs, it’s unlikely your Drophead will ever pull up along side an identically specced model. But the personalisation won’t extend beyond the cosmetic – there’s no possibility of ordering an uprated engine or a tweaked suspension set-up.
Do you? I’m not so sure. These options may cost the equivalent of a decently priced family hatchback, but I’m not entirely convinced of their stylistic integrity. The bonnet reminds me of shiny kitchen equipment and that deck is too maritime for my liking. And it doesn’t match the interior veneers. I’d go for a body-coloured bonnet (and please, I beg you, no two-tone paint jobs) and a leather roof lining that matches the body colour, so when the roof is retracted the rear matches the cabin. In your chosen spec, this is a truly unique car and one that exudes top-notch pedigree. Just seeing one is a real occasion, and that's before you get behind the wheel...
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2007) CAR review
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RE: Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2007) CAR review
This car is worth the money for the luxury and comfort it gives you. Its like a sailing ship. I managed to hire the drophead from phantom hire part of the Kruuz Concierge team. I paid £800 for my wedding, almost the same price many others asked for on a normal Phantom Saloon.
27 August 2010 02:36
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