extending the body length by 1,016 mm Hooper had arranged for sufficient
room, both front and rear doors and rear quarter panels had been
remanufactured in new dimensions. That was necessary because the roof line
had been raised by 74 mm too including door aperture height increased by
50 mm. Thus better access to the vehicle was gained - similarly
comfortable like that of the huge "Phantom" models (the last of
which were made in 1991 actually).
In addition to a an electrically operated Landaulette hood a removable
targa panel allowed rear passengers to stand for ceremonial occasion. In
addition there was a sliding sunroof that could be adjusted separately.
The equipment did include all the goodies, which were available as Extras
at the beginning of the 90ies. Cocktail cabinets of course with a variety
of chilled drinks and slide out veneered drawers housing lead crystal
champagne flutes. Solid silver ladies vanity accessories were on board -
these had been made to order by Asprey, the Royal Jewellers of London with
his and hers manicure sets. State of the art audio- and video equipment -
with a liquid crystal colour television which at that time was also
unheard of - ensured top quality "in car entertainment"
controlled by infrared remote control. Of course laptop computer, modem
and satellite communication had been added to the equipment. And none of
all these high-tech goods did harm the general impression that this was a
Rolls-Royce with an interior to that standard which only could be achieved
by a top coachbuilder. The rear compartment war finished in the finest
Silver Grey velour (only the chauffeur and the detective found their seats
trimmed with leather), and the seats were electrically operated and
heated. Fully veneered rear door panels and dado rails with feathered
cross banding showed a tiny variation in the front compartment - more
tinted to compliment the exterior colour of the vehicle.