January 31, 2007
First U.S. Rolls-Royce convertible auctioned for charity for US$2 million
Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. Click image to enlarge
Goodwood, England – The first Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe destined for the U.S. has been sold at a charity auction in Florida for US$2 million. The car was sold during the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival; more than US$1.6 million will go to the Naples Children and Education Foundation.
The car was bought by a resident of Naples, who will take delivery later this year. The winning bid is the single highest price paid for any lot in the auction’s seven-year history. It is also believed it makes the Phantom the most expensive new car ever sold in the U.S.
The event marks the third year that Rolls-Royce has worked with the Naples Winter Wine Festival to raise money for charity.