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.

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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 – Woodworking Art / YouTube]


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