Yesterday, Nick posted the Best of Show, Concours d’Sport, at Amelia last week. Today, we have the other Best of Show winner from the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This is the Concours d’Elegance Best Of Show winner–a stunning Rolls-Royce Phantom II. I’ve been across a very large amount of prewar Rolls since I started covering Concours events in September 2010, but nothing quite like this monster.
This Rolls Royce was at one point owned by 1930s film star Constance Bennett, and is now in the possession of the Nethercutt Collection in California. The special Brewster bodywork includes a wicker finish on the rear doors, something I have never seen before, and a uniquely windswept windshield which looked just stunning. The wire wheels and the interior were also immaculate and truly set the black paint off in the rapidly-changing sky of the Amelia Island Concours. As the trumpets sounded and the sky began to turn a nasty shade of gray, I spent extra time taking some beauty shots of the Rolls by the water feature on the 18th fairway. Enjoy the photos of this absolutely masterful piece of automotive history.
-Albert S. Davis