A special Rolls-Royce Phantom was bought at a charity auction in the USA for $800,000 – more than double the normal price


Saturday 5th February 2005

A special Rolls-Royce Phantom was bought at a charity auction in the USA for $800,000 – more than double the normal price. It was built at Rolls-Royce headquarters in Goodwood especially for the Naples Winter Wine Festival in Florida and auctioned to raise money for children’s homes in America and Russia. This Phantom was designed specifically to appeal to the tastes of wine lovers. The exterior was a rich Burgundy colour and the interior fitted with the finest leather in a deep moccasin colour. The headliner was cashmere and all wood surfaces featured cross-banded figured Mahogany. A ‘cluster of grapes’ motif was used on the interior and exterior – most notably as a sterling silver inlay on each of the Mahogany-veneered door cappings. The most intriguing custom features included a ‘mini wine cellar’ built into the floor of the boot and a cigar humidor in the glove compartment. This was the only car built to this particular specification.


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