Last year, Rolls-Royce unveiled the most expensive new car ever made. Called the Boat Tail, the two-seat blue convertible featured all the luxurious amenities you expect from Rolls-Royce and more, including a sizable ‘welcome area’ in the rear with glasses and plates for a picnic. -nice. It was designed and built specifically for a customer and was priced at $28 million.
Now there’s another Boat Tail in the world but it’s not blue. It also didn’t cost $28 million (at least we think it didn’t), but as far as we’re concerned, this two-seater is absolutely priceless. This is another fantastic automobile creation from ND – Wood Art on YouTube and as you can clearly see in the video above, it’s not a small model designed to sit on a shelf. This scaled-down version of the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail can seat two people, and yes, you can drive it.
According to the video, the project lasted 68 days. As with previous videos of this incredible craftsman, it all starts with only pieces of wood this time, two axles and an electric motor are added at the start. A simple chain drive from the motor spins the rear wheels, and there’s even a disc brake to slow it down. It has working lights all around the exterior and interior, and passengers enter through proper reverse-opening “suicide” doors.
As always, the woodworking skill is breathtaking. Everything from table saws to chain saws, angle grinders and even hand chisels are used in the construction of this boat tail. But perhaps the coolest feature is a power-opening rear deck to reveal a vanity tray, just like the real Boat Tail. There’s even a holder for an umbrella, and it opens via remote control. How cool is that?
Dad built this unique Rolls-Royce replica for his son, and as cool as the car is, seeing them driving around and enjoying a picnic is by far the best part of this video. This Absolutely makes this car far more valuable than anything from Goodwood.