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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rolls-Royce Cabrios by Carrozzeria Touring

I do like it when people help me out with Bentley Spotting. David Irvine has been such a great help and continues to deliver interesting posts.

Another who provides top assistance is Andy. Andy is a great asset for research for special coachbuilt cars, especially those on the continent and in Japan.

Andy delivered the goods with these 3 Cabrios that are for sale in Switzerland. Gee they are good!

The Camargue and Silver Spirit Cabrios are all by Carrozzeria Touring.



Thats right, the coachbuilder who recently bought us the Continental Flying Star shooting break based on the GT.

Well, this is their work from the 1980s.

1984 Rolls Royce Camargue Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

It is certainly a great statement in 1980s customisation and coachbuilding of cars.

1984 Rolls Royce Camargue Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

1984 Rolls Royce Camargue Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

I'm pretty sure that is a plastic rear window. Asking for glass would have been even more of a challenge.

1984 Rolls Royce Camargue Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

Now with the roof down. It does look a little bit better with the roof down.

1984 Rolls Royce Camargue Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

What is so good about these cars is the interiors.

Just amazing.

Button seats work very well.

1984 Rolls Royce Camargue Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

Even with custom picnic tables. It is just great!

1984 Rolls Royce Camargue Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

Buy it from Brigal AG for CHF 135'000 here.


Now on to the next one.



This time a 1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring.

1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

Roof up, it looks slightly large to the rear, but I certainly would get used to it if I stared at it for a bit.

1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

And these cars a very much for looking at.

1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

You just can't go past two tone gold and silver wire wheels.

1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

Their choice is a given on any respectable 1980s coachbuilt wonder.

1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

Now to the interior. Again amazing.

What a stand out colour!

1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

Equipment level? Outrageous!

Televisions in the front and back. Tape and VHS players everywhere.

But look at those picnic tables!

I have never seen side/door mounted picnic tables before, and these work so so well.

I want them! How convenient a feature.

Thinking about it, these could even be more than a picnic table, they are writing desks!

That's right, this car comes with a couple of desks in the rear so you can do your homework whilst watching telly while Dad is driving you to soccer practice. A perfect car to do almost anything in, especially on a sunny day.

1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

This one has done 13000kms, that's under 500km per year. This car really is for looking at. It's for sale from Brigal AG for CHF 95'000.- here.


Now to the final Cabrio for sale.

This is also a Silver Spirit, this time a 1987 model, built with Italian flamboyance on an English base. Is that not the best combo?



Just take your time to look at the two tone. It is so unusual, but works so well.

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

It's around the front.

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

Above the coachline.

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

Around to the rear, joins at the back, but not the boot or bonnet. Quite different just it works!

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

From this angle you can really see just how good this car is.

I would leave the top down the whole time.

Mainly to give everyone a view of your spectacular interior!

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

That's right. Look closely. Crocodile skin interior. The business!

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

It just looks so amazing! I want it!

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

Again with the door mounted rear desks. Also with TVs, cabinets, a bar and probably a kitchen sink.

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Convertible by Carrozzeria Touring

This one has an asking price of CHF 120'000 and has travelled 19000kms. For sale from Brigal AG here.

Price wise I think these care quite reasonable. Given they would have cost 10 times the asking amount, and the amazing features these cars have, and the fact that they were make by a significant coachbuilder and they are period perfect, they certainly tick all the boxes for museum pieces.

It's just a little pity for me, as they are left hand drive. It they were right hand drive, I'm sure a number of my fellow Aussies would have been more interested!

Let me know if you buy one!

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1 Comments:

At 8:08 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Carrozzeria Touring Camargue Convertible: Are these 1982 Audi 100 tailights??? OMG!!!

 

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