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    Monterey: Home of Rolls-Royce Collection makes debut at the Quail

    Filed under: Sedan, Rolls-Royce, Misc. Auto Shows, Luxury


    Rolls-Royce is marking 10 years of production at its Goodwood, England home, with the aptly named Home of Rolls-Royce Collection. The first instance of the Collection, a brilliantly appointed Phantom, has come to The Quail to make its world debut.

    The goal of the Home of Rolls-Royce Collection seems to be to really showcase the kind of pristine, detailed work that the artisans back in Goodood are capable off, while creating a car that almost instantly achieves heirloom status. The Phantom seen here displays a truly impressive wood paneled cabin, where a technique called marquetry has been used to inlay some 170 sections of 11 different types of wood into a "celebration" motif.

    You'll find a compass theme throughout the car as well - inside and out - which the company tells us is meant to highlight the sales of Goodwood-built Rollers on five continents across the world. Compass designs can be found on the armrests and center console, with each piece of embroidery taking more than 100,000 stitches to create. Not to be outdone in terms of time lavished, the compass motif painted on the exterior of the car takes one squirrel-hair-brush-wielding craftsman six hours to perfectly apply.

    Rolls-Royce wasn't so gauche as to include a price for the custom Phantom in its press release (if you have to ask, and all that), but it hardly needs to be said that the special edition car will ring up for considerably more than $400K point-of-entry price.
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    Home of Rolls-Royce Collection makes debut at the Quail originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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