Rolls Royce bids adieu to the final seventh generation Rolls-Royce Phantom after 13 years of production, with an extended wheelbase version created for a “renowned contemporary Rolls-Royce collector”.
The last Phantom VII styled as a 1930s ocean liner, reflecting this particular patron’s fascination with the design and iconography of that era. The nautical theme continues with the application of tone-on-tone embroidery evoking the movement of the sea, exquisitely applied to the interior’s Powder Blue leather.
In true Phantom style, every possible detail has been considered. The clocks, featured in both the front cabin and the partition wall have been designed to echo the style of the radio clocks that adorned grand ocean liners. The Bezel, expressing 24 time zones, sits proud of the main clock, and reminiscent of HG Well’s time machine, allows the owner to rotate it in either direction depending on where they find themselves in the world.
The maritime theme even extends to Phantom’s indulgent lambswool carpets which feature a hand-cut wake effect elegantly created by the marque’s master craftspeople – perhaps a nod to the fact that this final Phantom has passed, leaving the world in its own wake.
The exterior is finished in a stunning Blue Velvet, completed with a twin coachline with ocean liner motif to the shoulder, and offset beautifully by pinstripe tyres and a solid silver Spirit of Ecstasy. This carefully tended hand-crafted scheme completes a stunning final expression for the last Phantom of its kind.
A 6.75 litre naturally-aspirated V12 powers the Phantom, producing 453 bhp and 720 Nm of torque, paired to an 8 Speed ZF automatic.