Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection revealed, priced from £435,000

Rolls-Royce has unveiled the Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection, paying tribute to Sir Malcolm Campbell’s water speed record established on September 1937 when he hit 126.33mph with his Bluebird K3 boat powered by a Rolls-Royce R engine.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection was previewed to media and potential customers today on the site of the original Bluebird Motor Company on the King’s Road, where now is Bluebird Restaurant.

The Bluebird Motor Company building was on of the Europe’s largest garage when it was commissioned in 1923 in the era’s characteristic Art Deco style. The business helped fund Campbell’s pursuit to wrest the Waterspeed record from its American holders and pays a significant role for Campbell’s record, hence the unveiling at this historic location.

This bespoke Phantom Drophead Coupe is finished in a specially developed ‘Maggiore Blue’ exterior paint and nine layers of paint were applied to ensure an impeccable finish. What is also quite interesting is that the exterior finish extends to the engine, which is a first for the Rolls-Royce.

The exterior is completed with a hand-painted coachline in a Bluebird motif and new 11 spoke alloy wheels.

Interior updates include blue accents, an Abachi wood trim, a two-tone steering wheel, special armrests, bespoke front-lit clock adorned with Bluebird’s infinity symbol and dials, and a glovebox with a hand-embroidered panel expressing the records Campbell achieved at Lake Maggiore and Coniston Water.

35 units will be built, each carrying a £435,000 price tag.


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