Sure, there is a lot of cache to owning a Rolls-Royce, but there is even more clout in being the very first to own a new model. That’s why it’s kind of a big deal that the 2016 Naples Winter Wine Festival will be boasting the very first global delivery of the Rolls-Royce Dawn in their auction offerings. Rolls-Royce made this happen to benefit Naples Children & Education Foundation, the festival’s founding organization. The event takes place January 29th – 31st at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida.
The new Dawn is considered one of the sexiest Rolls-Royce’s ever made. It’s a 563 hp, drop-head four-seater that is on the sportier side of the manufacture’s line-up, taking its styling cues from chic teak water crafts .
The Dawn that is up for sale in this auction has been specially commissioned and will come in a cool Arctic White with a Deep Red roof and Consort Red leather upholstery. The interior cabin boasts oceans of Santos Palisander Canadel Paneling, which is made from handcrafted open pore Indian rosewood. Additionally, this model will come with one-of-a-kind bespoke tread plates which commemorate the vehicle’s premier delivery status.
“I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate the first new Rolls-Royce Dawn for North America than through this auction,” said Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO, Torsten Müller Ӧtvӧs. “Dawn is the sexiest and most social Rolls-Royce we’ve ever designed and the NWWF epitomizes the social life of our owners. We are proud to make the introduction at this event and help benefit the organization’s charity.” The bidding will state at $335,000 – a bargain considering a $400,000 valuation.
This car is guaranteed to be the first delivery in North America, and will be built in February 2016 at Goodwood, the home of Rolls-Royce in the South of England. Upon rolling out of the home of Rolls-Royce, the car will be flown to location – quite likely to be right here in Florida. Fortunately the new owner won’t have to wait long as this Dawn is scheduled for delivery in April 2016.