The latest project by Vilner Garage is actually composed by two ‘elements’, a pair of two blue 2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible’s. Their concepts though are quite different.
The story of this Mercedes-Benz 250 CE is complicated enough, but nothing compared to the story of the wood inside. It’s a high-quality veneer mainly made from ebony.
“20 seconds later and the soft top hides away into the car’s rear deck. In even less time, you can decide whether you love or don't what shows up underneath”, says Atanas Vilner. “Very often your opinion is formed in even less than the 3,9 seconds it takes for the car go to 100 kph”.
Rolls-Royce’s Director of Design Ian Cameron says “Above all we were determined to make this car a joy to live with and engineered it to give years of effortless service to its owner.” The British design specialist addresses that sentence to one of the most flamboyant cabriolets ever made – the 5.6 meter long Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. But even Mr. Cameron can’t deny the fact that no matter how solid the build quality is, no matter how high-quality materials the engineers and designers put in the car, both wood and leather can be altered by the age. Altered in a bad way. Especially when the cabin is directly exposed to UV radiation and the white seats are constanty ‘treated’ by the tones of those comfy dark jeans. This 10-year old Rolls ended in Vilner’s atelier because of those two reasons but not only. The commission: full interior rebuild.