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A Sweeping Success

Rolls-Royce’s bespoke two-seater inspired by classic cars and yachts

The high-end marque has gone back in time. Responding to the demands of one of its long-time customers, Rolls-Royce has made a one-off model, the Sweptail, which draws on many of its classic designs from the 1920s and 30s. The central feature of the striking coach-built coupé is the panoramic, curved glass roof which flows down towards the car’s rear, a distinctive swept-tail shape inspired as much by yachts as it is by vintage cars.

Inside, again echoing Rolls-Royce’s past editions, the unique car houses two front seats, fashioned in moccasin and dark-spice leathers, while the rear contains a “mid-shelf”, illuminated glass lip and polished hat stand. Elsewhere, the maker uses handcrafted Macassar ebony and paldao on the interiors, including the dashboard, to get a sense of light and dark. To top it off, this individual vehicle comes with a mechanism to produce a bottle of the owner’s favourite champagne – from his birth year – at a pick-up-friendly angle at the touch of a button, Bond-style.



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