Sbarro Rolls-Royce Camargue, 1980

 

 

Voiture de chasse au faucon sur base de Rolls-Royce Camargue. Cette voiture de 1978, n° de châssis JRX31741, a été créée pour un amateur de Rolls Royce du Moyen Orient.


Avec une perche d'arrêts électriquement escamotable derrière le compartiment de passager, pare-brise rabattable, portes manquantes et de larges pneus opulents, cette voiture est un exemple parfait pour la vérité qui se trouve dans l'énonciation : "on ne devait pas discuter du goût!"

 

André Blaize m'a signalé l'existence possible d'une Silver Spirit II cabriolet Sbarro. Si vous avez des renseignements, n'hésitez pas à m'écrire.

 

 

Extrait de www.rrsilvershadow.com

 

This very special Rolls-Royce Camargue was in 1978 bought for about £ 83.122 by an Arabian Sheikh who loved the falconry. In May 1980 he brought the car to the Swiss designer Franco Sbarro, who is famous because of his eccentric designs. The Camargue was customized by Sbarro to this one-off "Rolls-Royce Camargue Custom Falconry Sporting Vehicle". The special car is also sometimes called "Hunting Car of His Royal Highness", or as "Hunting car" or as "Falconry sporting vehicle".


The colourscheme is Midnight blue with orange Connolly leather interior, newly refinished bird's eye maple veneers and custom aluminium wheels.

 

For hunting some special features are mounted. In the place of the trunk lid is a custom panel that swings away to reveal a concealed, extendable platform where the falconer can stand. Also conveniently at hand is an extendable support rod for the falcons. The windshield is electrically hinged to allow for unencumbered peripheral vision in the field. The doors are removed and replaced by bars that can be pushed away into the coach.

 

The car was customized without altering the chassis or technology. All standard Camargue features have stayed in place, like automatic climat control, electrical and heated seats, CD-player, etc. After modification in 1980 the car costed about 385,000 euro, USD 396,000. In 2004/2005 the car was possessed by an inhabitant of Monaco.

 

source : www.rrsilvershadow.com

 

 

 

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Principales sources :

livre d'André Blaize sur les Rolls-Royce et Bentley de 1904 à 1998

site hanseatik-auktion ; site www.rrsilvershadow.com

 

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