Tuesday, October 23, 2012

1972 Bugazzi Custom Coupe

 George Barris (Batmobile from the 1960s TV series) built the car you see above: a Bugazzi, which started out as a 1972 Lincoln Mark IV.
it's been slathered in thirty coats of pearl lacquer and trimmed with 24-carat gold-leaf, hand-applied pinstripes. Up front are two lanterns where the headlights would normally go. Inside, you'll find gold, suede upholstery, Persian rugs, Italian doorhandles mounted on Italian marble slabs, 
a television, and a back seat wet bar. 
There were but 12 built, and not only were they bought by celebrities and the owner of the Mustang Ranch.

(Photos from conceptcarz.com & autoblog.com) 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe

In 1935, the Raja of Nanpara commissioned the Belgium shop of Henri Jonckheere and his son Joseph Jonckheere to design a one-off body for his Rolls Royce Phantom I. The Jonckheeres were well known throughout Europe for making bodies on both cars and busses.

The car itself is almost 6 metres (18 ft.) long. The doors, which are actually oval, required two half-moon pieces of glass that closed towards each other within a complex winding mechanism. Other details included sliding left and right sun vents, a sloping fastback profile and an enormous rear tail fin. It was also one of the few Phantom Is which featured a modified front grill. (supercars.net)


Archive photos of the 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere  Aerodynamic Coupe:

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