The final Phantom VII has left the factory, as an extended wheelbase limousine created to celebrate the golden age of travel.
Commissioned by a renowned contemporary Rolls-Royce collector, the last Phantom VII illustrates the attention-to-detail and ‘deftness of touch’ that Rolls-Royce is known for.
This special nautical themed limousine displays some intricate marquetry on the inside, depicting a stylised 1930s ocean liner - reflecting this particular patron’s fascination with the design and iconography of this grand era. The nautical theme continues with the application of tone-on-tone embroidery ‘evoking the movement of the sea’, applied to the interior’s Powder Blue leather.
Rolls-Royce says 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 from grand ocean liners. The Bezel, expressing 24 time zones, sits proud of the main clock, is 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 exterior is finished in a Blue Velvet, completed with a twin coachline with ocean liner motif to the shoulder, and offset by pinstripe tyres and a solid silver Spirit of Ecstasy.
The completion of this very final car, and the decommissioning of the Phantom production line after 13 years, sets the stage for the introduction of Phantom VIII, underpinned by an all-new aluminium architecture.
“From its introduction a little over 90 years ago, every motor car that has borne the title ‘Phantom’ has reset the standard by which all other luxury goods are judged,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “As Phantom VII gracefully leaves the stage, having defined the first chapter in the renaissance of Rolls-Royce, we look forward to building on its remarkable success with the imminent arrival of its successor. A bold, new statement built on an all-new architecture promises to light the future of the world’s most celebrated name in luxury.”