Coachbuilding is a tradition that dates back to the days before serial automotive production. To get your hands on a new vehicle required an existing chassis and a willing carrozzeria (or coachbuilder) who could sculpt a body and fit it accordingly. Though the rise of mass-produced vehicles has made such specialty services obsolete, there are a few players still at-large. Among them being the ever-talented Dutch builder Niels van Roij.
For his latest masterpiece, van Roij has transformed the Rolls-Royce Wraith into an elegant shooting brake. Dubbed “Silver Spectre,” the Wraith gains a sleek new silhouette incorporating a low-slung roofline and a trunk lid reminiscent of stately 60s English limos. And the upgrades aren’t limited to the car’s exterior; rather, inside, the Wraith features some adornments befitting its bespoke status. For instance, it gains separated rear leather seats and some lambswool floor mats to provide a passenger experience on par with its aesthetic. And with the world’s largest Infinity Starlight Headliner sitting center stage, this is one shooting brake that keeps with the luxurious tradition. Limited to just seven models total, Niels van Roij will build each one to the customer’s specifications.
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