That’s it, it’s all over for the Rolls Royce Phantom VII. Production has ceased after a 14 year run. The Phantom’s typical client list included the most corrupt bankers, clean living ultra wealthy elites, the most famous reality stars in the world, Russian Oligarchs, autocrats and good old fashion collectors.
To mark the end of the Phantom’s fabulous 14 year reign at the top of the ultra-luxury car sector Rolls Royce have created a one-of-a-kind special edition.
But this is Rolls Royce, you don’t say special edition that’s just too common. Special editions are reserved for the plebiscite not the high net worth plutocrat.
This special edition is the last Phantom VII to roll off the production line and was created for a client based on his specific requirements.
The client wanted a 1930’s inspired ocean liner theme running throughout the interior of the car. And the British craftsmen and women at Rolls Royce didn’t let the side down.
The interior features a Powder Blue leather interior, lambswool carpets, with a wave pattern hand-cut into the carpet.
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, rotate it in either direction depending on where they find themselves in the world.
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.
And finally the interior wood panels feature intricate and exquisite marquetry that depicts nautical themes from the 1930’s.
But this isn’t the end it is the end of a new beginning, the Phantom VIII promises to sail on, ahead of the wake left by the Phantom VII.