When one Rolls-Royce Camargue Drophead Conversion just isn’t enough
The Rolls-Royce Camargue has always been something of a marmite car – either you love the Pininfarina-designed luxury coupe, or you hate it. Only 531 cars were produced between 1975 and 1986. And as if breeding British motoring royalty with Italian elegance wasn’t enough of a wild mix, the Americans naturally had to add their scent mark as well. Customisation companies such as Newport Convertible Engineering Inc. sacrificed the sporty roofline, which had been carefully created by Pininfarina master designer Paolo Martin, for a drop-top hood to let in the California and Florida sunshine.
Now, RM Sotheby’s has sourced not one but four of these eccentric convertibles for its upcoming Palm Beach sale on 20 March. They are all powered by the same mighty 6.75-litre V8 engine but differ in their colours and styles. Bidders have the choice between red over cream, white over red, light blue over cream and black over black. So, whether you like to colour match your cars to your suits or you’ve just built your own version of the Playboy mansion and need a suitably appropriate fleet, these four drop-head head-turners might just be your cup of Anglo-Italo-American tea.