Wooden Rolls-Royce Boat Tail Electric Toy Car is a work of art
It took 68 days to do it, but the smile on his son’s face tells the dad it was worth it. This 16 minute video provides a wonderful timelapse of the intricate building process of what is more than just a simple wooden toy car. In addition to being of an impressive size, the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail moves by its own power (electric) and has a functional suspension.
There’s more to it than that, as the skilled craftsman gave it a working steering system, technically making it a small EV that you can actually drive. It even has working lights inside and out, not to mention a wooden replica of the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament sculpture. Surely the best dad of all time, the artist behind this incredible build went the extra mile, sculpting a detailed dashboard and driver’s seat large enough to suit him.
But wait, there is more. Much like the real boat tail, this faithful wooden replica has the so-called “accommodation suite” on the aft deck where two panels rise electrically. While there isn’t any fancy, ridiculously expensive champagne underneath, you’ll find a few glasses, crockery, and a special compartment for juice.
The attention to detail that has gone into the wooden boat tail is simply amazing. It has hubcaps with the RR logo and blue accents to reflect the bespoke 21-inch wheels designed for the ultra-exclusive vehicle. Functioning rear hinged coach doors, LED lights, driver’s display and analog clock are just a few of the finer details. We’re pretty sure it wouldn’t cost $ 28 million as its inspiration, but the emotional value it holds is priceless.
Rolls-Royce itself is no stranger to small electric cars, having built the four-wheeled SRH in 2017 for St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester from which it takes its name. It replaced an old plastic Jeep and just like a real car returned to Goodwood last year for service.
[Source: ND â Woodworking Art / YouTube]