• May 2, 2010
1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Krug Champagne panel van – Click above for high-res image gallery

We've seen some interesting Rolls-Royce conversions over the years, from hunting jeeps and hot rods to armored limos and sofas. But this one is surely toast of the town.

Commissioned in 1984 by Krug Champagne – one of the leading brands in the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy group – this panel van/shooting brake is based on a 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II. It's got two seats up front for driver and passenger and a pair of refrigerators in the back. Adorned with special Krug livery in white and burgundy with acres of chrome, the attention to detail goes down all the way to the special cork keyfob which you can see in the gallery below.

It was sold by the vineyard a few years back, but has now been reacquired, returning to the House of Krug in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France, to serve as a museum piece.



[Source: Autoblog.it via CarScoop]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Now that's class!
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's a Rolls I could love. Could break out the bubbly anytime.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Interestingly, the "parts truck" at Carriage House Motor Cars in Greenwich, CT (http://www.carriagehousemotorcars.com/) is basically identical to this car, presumably minus the trick refrigerated compartment. It's pretty cool.
      • 4 Years Ago
      When I was in Italy two years ago, one of my goodies I brought back was an issue of RouteClassiche magazine with a feature of this same Rolls. It's a beautiful piece of craftsmanship.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Excellent find! I'm glad this one escaped the scrapper over the last couple of decades.

      Although, for my money, nothing beats the old Radford-bodied Aston DB5 Shooting Brake for squareback curio:

      http://www.pestalozzi.net/sb/am_db5/db5_400.jpg