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‘Pursuit Seat’ provides Rolls-Royce comfort as you stroll or roll

Made from carbon fiber, aluminum and leather, walking cane/seat is priced at $8,830

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You can go to Amazon and, for $27.09, purchase a “Tough 1 Spectator Seat Stick” that looks like and functions as a cane, but with a handle that opens to provide a place to sit, supported by the pole portion of the device, which can be adjusted for individual height and comfort.

I cannot tell you how many times I wish I had such a device as I’ve wondered around car shows and concours, wishing there was a place to sit rather than to stand.

And speaking on concours and those who frequent them, instead of spending $30 on Amazon, you can order from Rolls-Royce and its Boutique one its new “Pursuit Seat” units for $8,830. 

Rolls-Royce said it has reimagined the traditional pursuit seat for a contemporary world, using carbon fiber and polished aluminum and a leather seat embossed with the Rolls-Royce emblem and colors to match or contrast with the interior of your luxury vehicle.

“We have applied Sir Henry Royce’s maxim, ‘Take the best that exists and make it better, ‘to a quintessentially British product,” the company’s news release quotes Matthew Danton, its “bespoke designer.”

“Elevated to Rolls-Royce’s precise and exacting standards yet true to the original concept, the Pursuit Seat has been reimagined for a contemporary world. Our clients can now enjoy the comfort of a Rolls-Royce seat, no matter the activity or where it may lead.

“The comfort of a handmade leather seat is no longer confined to the interior of a Rolls-Royce motor car,” the company added.  “True to the spirit of the original, the Pursuit Seat offers instant, portable comfort in town or country, bringing ease and style to clients’ ever diversified lifestyles. A perfect perch for flying a drone, painting a landscape or simply pausing to take in the view, the Pursuit Seat is the latest accessory designed to enhance the lifestyle experience of Rolls-Royce clients.”

Akin to a Rolls-Royce motor car, only the finest materials applied with utmost precision and skill are considered when designing a Rolls-Royce accessory. The Pursuit Seat’s main support is made from carbon fiber and polished aluminum, for an optimal strength-to-weight ratio. With a fully height-adjustable seat, the accessory is designed with the utmost comfort in mind.

“Should one find oneself at an outdoor performance, or even trackside at a motorsport event, a discrete pocket on the outer leather seat provides a safe repository for tickets. In case of extra time, encores and curtain-calls, a slim aluminum torch (flashlight), finished with the double-R Badge of Honor, is stored in the hinge of the seat, ensuring safe passage back to your motor car.”

The Rolls version also features a “flared aluminum ferrule” (retractable spike) at the bottom of the device for better purchase on grass or soft ground.

The seat is available at the Rolls-Royce Boutique or at the automaker’s dealerships.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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