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A Wooden Rolls Royce Boat Tail Is The Best Gift A Father Can Give His Son

This father deserves the "Father of the year award" for building a fully functional wooden Rolls Royce Boat Tail for his kid

Having an awesome dad is one of the best gifts you can get in life, and the video below is a perfect example of that. It comes from the YouTube channel ND Woodworking Art and is Part 2 of an amazing Rolls Royce Boat Tail replica, Văn Đạo built for his son. This is not the first car model, featured on this channel, but it is the latest project of the Vietnamese fabricator, and the attention to detail is astonishing.

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At $28.0 million, the real Rolls Royce Boat Tail is out of reach for most people. And while it will be sometime before we see a road-worthy replica, Văn Đạo’s version, which he built for his son, is the closest thing we are going to get to a more budget-friendly Rolls Royce. This isn’t the only wooden model the Vietnamese wood artist has created. On his channel, we can also see a Lamborghini Sian, BMW 328 Hommage, and even Ferrari 250 GTO.

But Văn Đạo’s creation isn’t just a scaled-down wooden replica of the most expensive, road-legal car you can buy today. It’s also fully functional, featuring suicide doors and a two-piece, butterfly trunk lid that opens in the same manner as the real car. And just like the real Boat Tail, the wooden model has a champagne holder with a few glasses, at the back. Of course, this one is intended for his son, the champagne bottle is being replaced by juice boxes, but the functionality is there. Oh, and there’s also an umbrella holder, in case you want to enjoy your orange juice, in the shade.

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The original Boat Tail is, by no means, a small car, and even the scaled-down model is big enough for Văn Đạo to fit inside. Here’s an interesting piece of trivia: the amount of wood per square inch inside the scaled-down model is more than that in the real Rolls Royce Boat Tail. Take that, Rolls Royce! It even comes with floor mats and a functional gear selector for the drive modes.

On a serious note, the finishing touches are as good as they can be. The small car receives a special lacquer in order to give the wooden body a shiny finish. Each wheel is a single carved piece of wood, but the wood artist has created wooden wheel-caps that resemble the multi-spoke wheels of the real car. Those are finished in dark, which makes for an almost carbon-fiber look while the openings feature blue accents. Last but not least, we have to mention the Spirit of Ecstasy, which has been executed quite well.

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However, don’t expect to find a twin-turbo V-12 under the hood. In fact, the propulsion of this mini Boat Tail is located at the back, hidden under the champagne/orange juice holder. It consists of a battery-powered electric motor, which powers the rear wheels through a chain., and allows the wooden model to gracefully carry itself down the road. Just don’t expect a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 5.5 seconds. Other than that, the thing seems to be driving just like a real car, only at a much slower pace.

Once the building process has finished, the father and son take the newly-assembled mini Rolls Royce Boat Tail for a special father-and-son drive. We don’t know how many hours of work have gone into making the wooden Boat Tail, but the results speak for themselves. Some say that creating objects out of wood is equal to watching a child being born, and while I cannot compare the two, you can check out the video, for the actual build process.

Source: Yanko Design

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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