This Koa Phantom Rolls-Royce is the fifth to join The JBS Collection of Jack Boyd Smith and believe it or not it’s inspired by the family Koa Wood rocking chair…
The luxury 3-year collaboration between Jack Boyd Smith and Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design team was inspired by Mr Smith and his wife’s connection with Koa Wood and the family rocking chair which has occupied their home for many years. Not surprisingly, the Koa Phantom is the first Rolls-Royce Phantom to ever incorporate Koa Wood, a rare species of tree that grows only on Hawaiian soil.
Patience is a virtue for some, and never more so than for Jack Boyd Smith as his relentless search for some rare Koa Wood finally came up trumps when a dedicated Rolls-Royce Wood Specialist negotiated a ‘deal’ with a supplier for a highly prized log from his own, personal collection.
That’s not where the luxury ends though… The Koa Phantom is dressed in deep blue by day which disappears when darkness falls, then a bespoke ‘Packard Blue’ hue is colour-matched to Mr Smith’s 1934 Packard Twelve Coupe, another rare motor car, this time from his own personal collection.
Koa Phantom Gallery
The colour match to the 80-year-old Packard was virtually impossible with testing carried out on over 40 panels before the match was deemed successful. The driver’s door bears the personalised initials ‘JBS Jr’ while the passenger door bears the initials of Mrs Smith, ‘LAS’.
“It is our honour to present Jack Boyd Smith, Jr. with his latest Rolls-Royce Phantom. This Bespoke creation joins a collection of truly notable and historic motor cars.
The Koa Phantom demonstrates the extraordinary skill of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective – a precious and rare example of a naturally sourced material, Koa Wood, is masterfully incorporated into Phantom’s contemporary interior. It took more than three years for this commission to come to life and we are delighted that it will take an important place in The JBS Collection of Jack Boyd Smith, Jnr.”
All quite difficult to comprehend unless you happen to be the wealthy recipient of a few billion dollars…
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