June 4, 2007
Rolls-Royce announces limited-edition Phantom Silver
2007 Rolls Royce Phantom Silver. Click image to enlarge
Goodwood, England – In honour of the 100th anniversary of its famous Silver Ghost model, Rolls-Royce has announced a limited edition of 25 Phantom Silver models.
The company produced more than 6,000 Silver Ghost models between 1907 and 1925, following the original AX-201, called the “Silver Ghost” for its silver coachwork. The first model won the gold medal for hill climbing speed and reliability in the 1907 Scottish Reliability Trial, and then broke the world record for a non-stop motor run, covering a London to Glasgow route 27 times, for a total of 23,128 km. The Silver Ghost was sold worldwide and most are still in running condition.
Features on the Phantom Silver include exclusive Metallic Ghost Silver paint, two solid silver key fobs and a specially-commissioned silver fountain pen in a wood veneer box to match the car’s interior wood trim, 21-inch alloy wheels with centre chrome caps, solid silver hood mascot, white instrument dials with matching clock, and a drink holder with silver-detailed champagne flutes and tumblers.
Earlier this year, the company hosted the world’s largest gathering of original Silver Ghosts at its head office, with more than 60 cars on display from as far away as the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and India. The original Silver Ghost was also on display. Following the event, the cars participated in a 17-day, 3,200 km cross-country tour.