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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bentley Continental R lights on a New Phantom

How impressive does this coachwork look! There have been plenty of people who do not like the new Rolls Royce because of its truck like appearance, caused by the headlights. Now there is a solution. Simply add Bentley headlights.

Paul and Andrew Wood, from the Rolls Royce authorised repairer and dealer P & A Wood in Essex, (link to google maps hacked zoom of the roof here showing satellite images of Silver Shadows out back) have designed and built the 'GainesWood' Phantom featuring Bentley Continental R headlights and a new front bumper bar with recessed number plate frame and newly designed lower bumper.

The coachwork was commissioned by a customer who refused to purchase the new Phantom unless more traditional looking headlights were fitted. The coachwork took four months to complete, with several mock ups of the front end before a look was satisfactory, as deemed by Paul Woods and the customer. The total cost of the conversion was £26,000. The car is now for sale, as the customer who commissioned the car now has ordered an extended wheel base new Phantom, again with the headlight conversion to the Bentley Continental R. Very dedicated.

Photos courtesy (P.A. Wood, Winding Road)

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At 8:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely they are the headlights from a current Arnage R - twin xenons not Conti R lights from five years ago...

At 9:29 am, Blogger bentleyspotting said...

You would of thought so, but no. Paul Wood who did the conversion clearly states when asked 'where are the lighting units from?' replys 'The headlamps and mounting brackets are from the Bentley Continental R.' See the Winding Road article.

At 6:30 am, Blogger Lea Watson said...

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