A customised Rolls-Royce is the dream of any driver with aspirations. Hell, for many of us any Rolls-Royce will do. They are after all the pinnacle of automotive luxury, from the elegant if oversized chasses to the finishing on the dashboard. However one mystery Rolls-Royce aficionado went one step further than merely customising their car; they had an entirely new one built.
With a plate reading simply 08, there’s very little indication who the owner of the new Roller is, but he evidently has a fondness for the early 20th century. Dubbed the Sweptail, the unique car is inspired by the swept-tail models of the 20s and 30s and is absolutely stunning.
The Sweptail made its international debut in the most fitting of surroundings, on the shores of Lake Como at the Concorso d’Eleganza. Even among that level of automotive beauty the singular Rolls-Royce stood out, not least because there’s nothing else like it from any area.
For one the massive grille is hand-milled from a single billet of aluminium and is the largest of any modern roller. Then there’s the rear end that gives the car its name, where the bodywork wraps underneath the car without any interruption in the curve, more like the hull of a yacht than a car.
Then there’s the roof. Where the grill and tail are nods to the origins of the Sweptail, the glass canopy is entirely its own. Stretching from front to rear, it’s one of the largest of its kind and, according to Rolls-Royce, one of the most complicated. It’s certainly sure to be an unparalleled driving experience.
As not a hint has been let out about the owner, we can’t tell you where to find this king among Rolls-Royce’s other than dominating concours everywhere, but you might want to keep an eye out close to home. One thing we did note is that it’s right hand drive…