Rolls-Royce debuted the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection in a press release today. The car is dedicated to Sir Malcolm Campbell, a man who broke multiple waterspeed records in his Bluebird K3 hydroplane boat, which was powered by a Roll-Royce R Type engine.
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Finished in ‘Maggiore Blue,’ a specially developed paint that was inspired by Sir Malcom Campbell’s Bluebird boat, the Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection is a perfect testament to Rolls-Royce’s bespoke program. The finish is complemented by a set of specially-developed eleven-spoked wheels.
Each piece brushed steel exterior trimming is individually panel-beaten for 70 hours and then hand-brushed for 10 hours, showcasing Rolls-Royce’s attention to detail and commitment.
Inside, the Maggiore Blue exterior finish is continued with blue accents found through the cabin. The hand-engraved door armrests’ tunnel caps were specially designed to pay tribute the Campbell’s Bluebird motif. Abachi wood is used in the cabin as well, a first for Rolls-Royce.
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“This very special motor car serves to pay a perfect homage to my grandfather’s remarkable acts of British daring and endeavour,” said Donald Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell, in the press release. “The extraordinary attention-to-detail and commitment to engineering excellence so evident in these motor cars perfectly echoes the lengths my grandfather and his colleagues went to in their pursuit of the waterspeed records.”
Be sure to view the gallery below to get a better glimpse at this one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce.