Romantic “Rolls for two” for sale for £1.1 million to £1.5 million; it’s just one of two made and it was designed with honeymooning couples in mind
Featuring just two seats and an oversized boot to house a week’s luggage, a “radically designed” 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé is to be sold at auction at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island sale in Florida on 10th March.
Offered without reserve, the “romantic” car was coachbuilt by Freestone & Webb of Willesden and is just one of two actually made. It has only had three owners from new, is presented in Mason’s Black and Brewster Green with a Buckskin leather interior and was restored to original condition after being sold at auction in Monaco in 2012.
The “Honeymoon Express” – as the model was dubbed by members of the press at the 1957 Earl’s Court Motor Show – has an electrically operated hydraulic roof that disappears beneath the belt line when open. This gives unobstructed rear vision, looks far less bulky than most European convertibles and adds to the elegance of the 4,887 cc car.
Better still, a pair of cocktail boxes complete with crystal carafes and glasses can be found behind the seats of the 123-inch wheelbase vehicle. There’ll definitely be a big cheers to such a clever addition from anyone capable of spending £1.1 million to £1.5 million ($1.3 million to $1.8 million, €1.2 million to €1.7 million or درهم 4.8 million to درهم 6.6 million).