The open body, in "Roman" Style, is covered in red silk velvet and the interior is upholstered in gold brocade. The rear displays a representation of an episode of Portuguese maritime history. In the centre is Apollo, with the iamges of Spring and Summer on either side, and at his feet, two old men olding hands, Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean, symbolizing the crossing of the Cape of Good Hope. On the front drophead, are the images of Autumn and winter holding the cachman's seat. The coach was restored in 1998.