The last Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed is available at HR Owen, Mayfair London dealer. Waterspeed limited edition was introduced last years on May. 33 of the Waterspeed Limited Edition are sold and this is the last one. So what is special with the Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Limited Edition, here is the story!
The Bluebird Motor Company building was commissioned in 1923 to be Europe’s largest garage and was built in the era’s characteristic Art Deco style, a style which it preserves today. The business would ultimately help fund Campbell’s pursuit to wrest the Waterspeed record from its American holders.
The car will then head to the world-renowned Concorso D’Elegenza at Villa D’Este on the shores of one of Italy’s world-famous lakes, Como, where it will be unveiled to the public for the first time. It was on the adjacent Lake Maggiore where, on 1 September 1937, Campbell established his legend, setting a world-record speed of 126.33 mph in the famous Bluebird K3 boat powered by a Rolls-Royce R Engine.
Just an additional information, it takes 10-hour to hand brush for rear metal deck. And Each piece of metal is individually panel-beaten by hand for 70 hours before the metal press!
The exterior colour is another story, it is called Maggiore Blue. Before the hand sanding process begins for the exterior colour, 9 individual layers of colours are applied to exterior body.