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August 2014


  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection

This special edition, limited to 35 cars, stole the limelight at the most recent of the famous Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este events, last May. Indeed no one can fail to be impressed by its electric-blue livery, a shade christened Maggiore in tribute to Sir Malcolm Campbell, who in his Bluebird K3 (painted blue)  broke the water-speed record in 1937.

By Alexandre Benoist