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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rolls-Royce Antibes with Monaco Conversion by Robert Jankel

The coachbuilder Robert Jankel certainly did some interesting things with Crewe cars in the 1980s and 1990s.

He even was the official coachbuilder of Rolls-Royce making the stretched Silver Spur model for the factoty.

But he also made some more interesting things such as Bentley Val d'Isere station wagon, the Bentley Azur 2 Door Spyder, the Bentley Blazer and even the Jankel Gold Label powered by Bentley.

He also offered an option called the Monaco Conversion.

The Monaco Conversion involved replacing the square fish tank head lamps of the Silver Spirit to more traditional round head lamps similar to the Silver Shadow.

From the brochure:

"Available on all Rolls-Royce, Bentley and RJD converstions.
The standard leadlight system is replaced each side with 7" round units fitted with quarts iodine bulbs.
The corner side, rear and indicator lights are deleted and the areas concerned made good to the origional bodywork.
Styled colour coded bumpers are fitted and inset into these are all indicator, side and tail light units."

All this for ₤9000.

What is hard to find is examples of cars that under went this conversion.

But Andy has!

Take a look at this.

I am pretty sure this car is a Rolls-Royce Antibes by Jankel, with a stretch is the C pillar and in front of the rear wheel arches.

Here is the design sketch, though from the photo angle, it does not seem quite stretched enough, but could be with out the everflex roof.

More on the Rolls-Royce Antibes here.

Thanks Andy for the photo.

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