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Step inside this modified Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

This is what happens when your ten-year-old Rolls interior needs a refresh

Published: 17 Apr 2018

Age. It happens to us all. An indefatigable adversary hell-bent on ruining – at least in this instance – the interior of your prized Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.

Design studio Vilner received this particular Rolls because the owner needed to refresh the inside. Ten years had aged the wood, while the white leather seats were constantly “treated by the tones of those dark comfy jeans”.

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So, said owner took the opportunity to jazz things up a bit. Vilner used several square metres of durable white leather to reupholster the seats, with the central sections perforated with a double R pattern, helping ventilation too.

The dash was treated to a special anti-UV (it’s a drop-top, after all) leather wrap too, the colour and texture applied helping reduce reflections on the windscreen. There are also custom floor mats and RR embroidery on the headrests.

Then came the arduous task of removing every single wood panel from the car, sanding it and finally covering it in three layers of lacquer. Then it was double polished and refitted. Vilner is especially proud of the rear deck, constructed from teak wood. Proud because the team spent 120 hours restoring that bit alone.

There’s no change to the drivetrain, so it’s as it was ten years ago: a 455bhp, 6.75-litre V12.

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Take a step inside and see for yourself. Reckon the owner should have gone even lairier?

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