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But just imagine what could be achieved if you had all the design and engineering resources of a major luxury car company to call on. Not to mention unlimited funds. Actually there’s no need to imagine. The world’s most expensive custom car is right here – and has occasionally been spotted on British roads.
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a bespoke luxury coupé, and the only one of its kind in existence. In the words of Rolls-Royce head of design, Giles Taylor “Sweptail is the automotive equivalent of haute couture.”
One careful owner
The person who commissioned the Sweptail is anonymous, but known to be a connoisseur of luxury cars and superyachts. He worked closely with Rolls-Royce on the design, which is a two-seater based on a Phantom Coupé chassis and powered by a Phantom VII 6.75 litre V12 engine. Features include the world’s largest Rolls Royce front grille, milled from a single piece of aluminium and hand polished to a mirror finish.
There’s also an enormous panoramic glass roof and a distinctive ‘fastback’ design, with fins meeting at a bullet tip housing the central brake light. The coachwork echoes both the hull of a racing yacht and the classic upswept rear styling of a 1934 Phantom II Streamline.
Pride of place in the interior, replete with Macassar Ebony and Paldao wood panelling, goes to the centre console, which hides a special device for presenting a bottle of Champagne and two crystal flutes to the occupants. (How do other motorists cope without one?)
And the price? It’s a secret as closely guarded as the owner’s name, but rumour has it you wouldn’t get much change out of £12 million.