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FIRST CUSTOMER PHANTOM DROPHEAD COUPÉS LEAVE GOODWOOD
Fri Jul 20 14:00:00 CEST 2007 Press Release
The first customer Phantom Drophead Coupés have today left the company’s head office and manufacturing plant at Goodwood. The five cars are destined for customers around the world.
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The first customer Phantom Drophead Coupés have today left the company’s head
office and manufacturing plant at Goodwood. The five cars are destined for
customers around the world.
Each car is hand-built to specific requirements and features individual wood
veneer, leather and paint finish choices. The first five customers have also
specified the optional steel bonnet and rear teak deck. The bonnet is machine
brushed before being hand finished to ensure a uniform grain throughout. The
deck is made up of separate solid teak slats, hand sanded and waxed to give a
‘just cut’ finish.
The two-door, four-seat convertible is a less formal interpretation of classic
Rolls-Royce design than its four-door stable mate, the Phantom. Using the
lightweight rigidity of an all-aluminium spaceframe, it marries modern
technology to a sleek, streamlined convertible body. Hand-built using the
finest quality materials to the exacting standards of Rolls-Royce, the new
Phantom Drophead Coupé is attracting new and existing Rolls-Royce customers
Ian Robertson, Chairman and Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said,
“The reaction to the Phantom Drophead Coupé from customers, the media and
enthusiasts around the world has been phenomenal. We are delighted that the
first cars are being delivered to customers and we are now in full production
to meet demand. The passion and dedication that our workforce has shown in
delivering this new model has been inspiring.“