Rolls-Royce Crafts a Custom-Built Phantom Inspired by a Koa Wood Rocking Chair

Taking a wood specialist three years to source the right materials.

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Rolls-Royce has unveiled a bespoke Koa Wood Phantom Extended meticulously custom-built for Jack Boyd Smith Jr. — owner of the JBS Collection — inspired by a Koa wood rocking chair that’s been within the family for generations.

The special material is sourced from a tree native to Hawaii and can only be obtained from private agricultural land on the island, which demands very specific growing conditions. After spending a whopping three years to find the perfect piece for the project, Rolls-Royce used the exquisite wood to line the interior of the vehicle and even create a picnic hamper complete with crystal champagne flutes, casting a spotlight on Smith Jr.’s heritage.

As for the rest of the car, the exterior is dressed in a Packard Blue shade to match Smith Jr.’s 1934 Packard Twelve Coupe, matched with a contrasting Dove Grey leather interior. The owner’s initials can be found on the driver’s door, accompanied with his wife Laura’s initials on the passenger door. Finishing off the bespoke experience is a handcrafted starlight headline carrying 1,420 fiber optic lights arranged to re-create Cleveland, Ohio’s starry night sky on the day Smith Jr. was born.

Rolls-Royce hasn’t released the price for this custom build, but standard Phantoms start at $463,350 USD.

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