Every car enthusiast out there with some passion for classic cars knows of the Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe I. Not so much its history, but the mystery surrounding it, as the model was built in 1935 by Henri Jonckheere and his son Joseph Jonckheere, but all the documents about the car were destroyed during World War II, and not even up to this point we cannot tell for sure who was the millionaire it was built for. This classic car is currently on display at the California-based Peterson Museum.

Fast-forward to 2012 and Ugur Sahin Design has been contracted by VDL Jonckheere to bring back the spirit of the Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe. Ugur has the intention of offering this car as a one-off edition, but it will be priced at about €5 to €6 million ($6.5 to $8 million at the current exchange rate).

Ugur’s new Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II will keep the essence of the original model, but will give it a modern interpretation. The new car will keep the original proportions and lines. Up front it will feature the same colossal grill that pays respect to Rolls Royce’s history, the doors will also be similar to the original ones.

A final decision on the one-off production version will be announced in the upcoming months. We can then bring you all of the information on this awesome remake of one of the most mysterious cars in the world.


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After the USD Z03 design concept has made its way to production as “Anadi”, UgurSahinDesign is proud to introduce Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II.

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II by Ugur Sahin Design High Resolution Exterior
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“The main goal of this design was to respectfully reinterpret the original Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe I, which was built in Belgium by Henri Jonckheere and his sonJoseph Jonckheere in 1935. Unfortunately the “Jonckheere Works” was destroyed during WW2 and no records survived, so who commissioned or designed the original car remains a mystery. They were well known throughout Europe for making bodies on both cars and busses. The later of which is still in production today as VDL Jonckheere. UgurSahinDesign was assigned by VDL Jonckheere to honor its coachbuilding history through a reinterpretation of the original car which currently is in the possession of the California-based Peterson Museum.

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II by Ugur Sahin Design High Resolution Exterior
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For us, the original car represents the timeless aspects of automotive art and its impact it can have on a person even after 77 years. The new design was carefully put together with a very crucial thing in mind; “Respect”. It is challenging to re-interpret something from that past which has a very imposing and impressive character like the original car, into a modern shape without losing its core essence. Many things like the proportions and lines, the impression some shapes give, are very essential to re-capture in the new design. While keeping the past DNA, injecting modern design elements which are in coherence with the past, is always a challenging task for every designer.

It was important to avoid creating a design which is too modern by changing the original proportions too much, while still adding and changing elements in a certain way to avoid creating an outdated impression.

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II by Ugur Sahin Design High Resolution Exterior
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With these things in mind, we set out to design a car that reflects a complex character which impresses its surroundings without having to depend on too complicated elements and unnecessary additions. In some way this certain quality might reflect its owner as well.The front of the car is one of the most impressive parts with a colossal grill that pays its respect to Rolls Royce history and the original car while the round doors are a tribute to the original design which has made the car unique since its build in 1935, for some it is known as “The Round Door Rolls-Royce”

The rear of the car has the same bold styling with subtle details which do not disrupt the main proportions and the stance of the car.

Currently we are negotiating with potential investors and parties who are interested to become involved in the project in order to build an exclusive “One-Off” car which is destined to give its owner the ultimate feeling of luxury."

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