Flamboyant Rolls-Royce up for sale

A classic Rolls-Royce convertible is expected to fetch 1 million pounds at auction later this year. The body of this unique specimen was custom made for a high-ranking Freemason living in Manchester. The 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Two-Seat Drophead Coupé is one of only two ever made and boasts some impressive features including an electric bonnet and a cocktail bar in the huge boot.

Rolls-Royce historian Philip Brooks said: ‘Freestone and Webb came up with several rather flamboyant designs for saloons and dropheads, of which this car and its sisters were the ultimate examples. They all remain controversial designs, with both fans and haters. Having seen one in the flesh, so to speak, I can say that the dropheads really do look lovely.

The car will be auctioned in Monaco on May 12th, so anyone interested in purchasing will need to make sure they’re there.