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This Rolls-Royce features a starry ceiling display of the sky on the night its owner was bornsee inside

Published by Business Insider on Sat, 20 Feb 2021


<p><img class="lead-image-large" src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/602fead68b93230018712789-2400/Screen Shot 2021-02-19 at 110908 AM.png" border="0" alt="Rolls-Royce Koa Phantom." data-mce-source="Rolls-Royce" data-mce-caption="Rolls-Royce Koa Phantom."></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/2021-rolls-royce-ghost-review-drive-2020-11">Rolls-Royce</a> is a company that continually reminds me the sky's the limit as long as you've got the money.</p><p>I've seen the automaker customize cars with <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/rolls-royce-bespoke-collection-phantom-wraith-cullinan-dawn-custom-cars-2021-1#its-a-one-of-a-kind-commission-that-features-contemporary-african-art-22">contemporary African art</a> and <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/custom-rolls-royce-phantom-iridescent-opulence-feathers-pearl-2021-2">literal bird feathers</a>. What I&nbsp;<em>haven't</em> seen is a Rolls-Royce that was inspired by a rocking chair.&nbsp;</p><p>Until now.</p><p>This is the Rolls-Royce Koa Wood Phantom Extendeda custom Phantom created for one Jack Boyd Smith Jr. and inspired by a koa-wood rocking chair that's been in the family for years, according to a company <a href="https://www.press.rolls-roycemotorcars.com/rolls-royce-motor-cars-pressclub/article/detail/T0326229EN/the-koa-phantom-%E2%80%93-a-rare-commission-of-true-luxury">press release</a>.</p><p>As this was a purely custom job, Rolls-Royce did not reveal how much the Koa Wood Phantom cost. But a regular Phantom <a href="https://www.caranddriver.com/rolls-royce/phantom">starts at $463,350</a>, if that's any indication. Inside, there's actual koa-wood veneer, which was very rare and difficult to come by. It also features a light display showing the night sky on the day Smith was born, because loving yourself is important. Even if sometimes you love yourself a little too much.</p><p>Read on to see more.</p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/2021-rolls-royce-ghost-review-drive-2020-11" >Driving a $430,000 Rolls-Royce Ghost reminded me that opulence has no limits and neither does my mediocrity</a></strong></p><h3>This is the Rolls-Royce Koa Wood Phantom Extended.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/602fea5ea06a8e0018ce44a6-400-300/this-is-the-rolls-royce-koa-wood-phantom-extended.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>From the outside, it looks like a dark blue Phantom.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/602fea5ca06a8e0018ce44a4-400-300/from-the-outside-it-looks-like-a-dark-blue-phantom.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>But it is a meticulously customized one-off for a client named Jack Boyd Smith Jr.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/602fea62a06a8e0018ce44a8-400-300/but-it-is-a-meticulously-customized-one-off-for-a-client-named-jack-boyd-smith-jr.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>His initials are visible on the driver's door.</h3><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/602fea608b9323001871277e-400-300/his-initials-are-visible-on-the-drivers-door.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>His wife Laura's initials can be found on the passenger door.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/602fea508b93230018712775-400-300/his-wife-lauras-initials-can-be-found-on-the-passenger-door.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The Phantom wears a coat of "Packard Blue" exterior paint.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/602fea5aa06a8e0018ce44a1-400-300/the-phantom-wears-a-coat-of-packard-blue-exterior-paint.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>It was color-matched the 1934 Packard Twelve Coupe from Smith's personal collection.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/602fea5da06a8e0018ce44a5-400-300/it-was-color-matched-the-1934-packard-twelve-coupe-from-smiths-personal-collection.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>But the Koa Phantom is named as such because it was inspired by a beloved koa-wood rocking chair that the Smiths have had in their home for many years.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/602fea57a06a8e0018ce449f-400-300/but-the-koa-phantom-is-named-as-such-because-it-was-inspired-by-a-beloved-koa-wood-rocking-chair-that-the-smiths-have-had-in-their-home-for-many-years.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>This is that chair.</h3><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/602fea558b93230018712779-400-300/this-is-that-chair.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The Smiths have always been very taken with koa wood, since they've spent so much time in Maui, Hawaii.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/602fea5ca06a8e0018ce44a3-400-300/the-smiths-have-always-been-very-taken-with-koa-wood-since-theyve-spent-so-much-time-in-maui-hawaii.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Koa trees only grow in Hawaii. They are protected on a state and national level.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/602fea588b9323001871277a-400-300/koa-trees-only-grow-in-hawaii-they-are-protected-on-a-state-and-national-level.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The only way to get it is by harvesting it from private growers.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/602fea55a06a8e0018ce449e-400-300/the-only-way-to-get-it-is-by-harvesting-it-from-private-growers.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The Smiths waited three years for the Rolls-Royce Wood Specialist to find the perfect log of koa wood.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/602fea62a06a8e0018ce44a9-400-300/the-smiths-waited-three-years-for-the-rolls-royce-wood-specialist-to-find-the-perfect-log-of-koa-wood.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The specialist "negotiated with a supplier for a highly prized log from his own, personal collection."</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/602fea558b93230018712776-400-300/the-specialist-negotiated-with-a-supplier-for-a-highly-prized-log-from-his-own-personal-collection.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Source: <a href="https://www.press.rolls-roycemotorcars.com/rolls-royce-motor-cars-pressclub/article/detail/T0326229EN/the-koa-phantom-%E2%80%93-a-rare-commission-of-true-luxury">Rolls-Royce</a></em></p></p><br/><br/><h3>Smith really wanted to capture the warmth of koa-wood in his car.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/602fea63a06a8e0018ce44ab-400-300/smith-really-wanted-to-capture-the-warmth-of-koa-wood-in-his-car.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The log that the specialist found had a particularly beautiful textural finish.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/602fea52a06a8e0018ce449d-400-300/the-log-that-the-specialist-found-had-a-particularly-beautiful-textural-finish.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The dash-mounted clock is a staple in nearly all modern Rolls-Royces.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/602fea558b93230018712777-400-300/the-dash-mounted-clock-is-a-staple-in-nearly-all-modern-rolls-royces.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Why, yes, there is a champagne fridge.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/602fea58a06a8e0018ce44a0-400-300/why-yes-there-is-a-champagne-fridge.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Why, yes, it comes with a crystal decanter.</h3><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/602fea658b93230018712782-400-300/why-yes-it-comes-with-a-crystal-decanter.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>And there is a pair of initialed champagne flutes.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/602fea63a06a8e0018ce44aa-400-300/and-there-is-a-pair-of-initialed-champagne-flutes.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The rest of the wood went toward creating this picnic hamper.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/602fea668b93230018712783-400-300/the-rest-of-the-wood-went-toward-creating-this-picnic-hamper.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>It's made from koa wood, saddle leather, and stainless steel.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/602fea5b8b9323001871277c-400-300/its-made-from-koa-wood-saddle-leather-and-stainless-steel.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The 12-piece stainless steel cutlery set was hand-made in England.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/602fea5e8b9323001871277d-400-300/the-12-piece-stainless-steel-cutlery-set-was-hand-made-in-england.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The set also includes hand-made wine glasses and decanters from the Hungarian Ajka Crystal factory.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/602fea60a06a8e0018ce44a7-400-300/the-set-also-includes-hand-made-wine-glasses-and-decanters-from-the-hungarian-ajka-crystal-factory.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>A personalized plate reminds you who this car was built for.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/602fea5b8b9323001871277b-400-300/a-personalized-plate-reminds-you-who-this-car-was-built-for.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The Smiths' names can also be found in the personalized treadplates.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/602fea618b9323001871277f-400-300/the-smiths-names-can-also-be-found-in-the-personalized-treadplates.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The Starlight Headliner, with 1,420 fiber-optic lights, shows the constellation of the sky above Cleveland, Ohio, on the day Smith was born.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/602fea658b93230018712781-400-300/the-starlight-headliner-with-1420-fiber-optic-lights-shows-the-constellation-of-the-sky-above-cleveland-ohio-on-the-day-smith-was-born.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The Koa Phantom marks the fifth Rolls-Royce to become part of The JBS Collection of Jack Boyd Smith Jr. in Elkhart, Indiana.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/602fea638b93230018712780-400-300/the-koa-phantom-marks-the-fifth-rolls-royce-to-become-part-of-the-jbs-collection-of-jack-boyd-smith-jr-in-elkhart-indiana.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The Koa Phantom was a custom job, so there was no pricing announcement.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/602fea558b93230018712778-400-300/the-koa-phantom-was-a-custom-job-so-there-was-no-pricing-announcement.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>A regular 2021 Phantom starts at $463,350, though, so expect the price to have only gone up from there.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/602fea5ba06a8e0018ce44a2-400-300/a-regular-2021-phantom-starts-at-463350-though-so-expect-the-price-to-have-only-gone-up-from-there.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Source: <a href="https://www.caranddriver.com/rolls-royce/phantom">Car and Driver</a></em></p></p><br/><br/>
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