Rolls-Royce Sweptail Custom is a Throwback to the ’20s

by Shane McGlaun
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Somewhere, a very wealthy Rolls-Royce fan approached the automaker with the idea for a completely one-of-a-kind car. The car has been dubbed the “Sweptail,” and it is the result of the vision of the buyer who wanted a 2-seat Rolls that was a nod to the Rolls-Royce cars of the 1920s.

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Rolls-Royce stops short of saying just who purchased the coachbuilt car, but noted that the buyer was a collector of vintage Rolls cars, yachts, and other extremely expensive things. The car was presented to media for the first time at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este.

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The car certainly has some very cool touches. The interior work, made from woods like Macassar Ebony and open-pore Paldao is beautiful. However, I don’t like how the rear of the car looks, and the headlights are not attractive. But it’s not my money.

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Naturally, the car has a full set of Rolls luggage and a hidden hand-built mechanism that deploys champagne and crystal flutes; open container law be damned.

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Nobody knows exactly how much this car cost its buyer, but I’ve seen it rumored online that the number was somewhere North of $12 million.


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