All good things come to an end - just like the Rolls-Royce Phantom range. It is nearing the end of the road having been introduced in 2007 and of course a new generation will arrive (possibly sometime in 2018, and it will be built upon an all-new aluminium platform architecture) but before we bid it a tearful farewell, let’s say hello to this awesome Phantom Drophead Coupe Beverly Hills Edition.
Presented at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last weekend and commissioned by the Rolls-Royce dealer in that swanky part of Los Angeles, we have to say that Orange Metallic paint looks incredible. Rolls say the colour is “as vivid as the sun setting on the Pacific Coast Highway” and we couldn’t agree more. Manufactured by the Bespoke division, it is definitely one of the brightest models to leave the Goodwood factory that is for sure. And with a silver-tone trim along with the orange wheel hubs and an interior swathed in Mandarin leather and Piano Black trim, it sure is an eye-catcher. Who said the Rolls-Royce crowd was too conservative?
It wasn’t the only special edition at The Quail however. The British carmaker also brought along special examples of the new Dawn. The Michael Fux edition (which was commissioned by the man himself – he has over 150 cars…) was painted a unique shade of Fux Blue with a white interior and a hand-finished steering wheel, and it was joined by the Nautical Dawn. This one was made for a client in South Florida and was decked out in white with a deep blue bonnet and a matching interior.