Rolls-Royce produces last-ever Phantom


Rolls-Royce has created the last-ever unit of the seventh-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom luxury sedan, 13 years after the model first rolled out of the British car brand's Goodwood Plant in England.

Commissioned by "a renowned contemporary Rolls-Royce collector," the last-ever Phantom boasts of a marquetry -finished interior woodwork which depicts a stylized 1930's ocean liner. Complementing the nautical theme are the tone-on-tone embroidery which supposedly evokes the sea's movement and the Powder Blue leather interior. Even the clocks, found in the front cabin and in the partition wall, mimic the design of the radio clocks found in grand ocean liners. Completing the interior's maritime theme are the lambswool carpets which feature a hand-cut wake effect, "perhaps a nod to the fact that this final Phantom has passed, leaving the world in its own wake."

For its exterior, the Phantom is finished in Blue Velvet with a twin coachline on the shoulder complete with an ocean liner motif, pinstripe tires, and a solid silver Spirit of Ecstasy ornament on the hood.

"The completion of this very final motor 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 of luxury," Rolls-Royce said in a statement. "Like its predecessor it will advance the standards set by its illustrious forbears. Its arrival will herald the beginning of yet another great chapter in the history of the world’s most compelling and celebrated name in luxury."