Rolls-Royce Creates Bespoke Koa Phantom

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Rare Wood
As it turns out, properly harvesting Koa wood in Hawaii is not an easy nor quick task. The Koa tree is protected in both state parks and national parks of Hawaii, so Koa can only be obtained on private land — and then only after the tree has fallen from natural causes. And given that Smith wanted to use Koa in a Rolls-Royce, not simply any piece of Koa would do. The Wood Specialist at Rolls-Royce (yes, there is such a job title) felt there was a “one in a million chance” of finding the right Koa wood sample to dovetail with the luxurious Phantom.

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