Rolls-Royce has produced a 25-unit limited edition, named Phantom Silver and with a GBP22,000 price premium, to mark the 100th anniversary of the famous Silver Ghost.
First built in 1906, specifically to publicise the then new Rolls-Royce 40/50 h.p. six-cylinder model, the Silver Ghost established the brand’s reputation for reliability and engineering excellence. The name was coined in 1907 by managing director, Claude Johnson, by virtue of the car’s silver coachwork and its ‘extraordinary stealthiness’.
More than 6,000 Silver Ghosts were built between 1907 and 1925, and sold in every corner of the world. The majority are still in good running order.
The Phantom Silver is finished in a unique colour and its 21-inch wheels have chrome centres. The Spirit of Ecstasy radiator emblem is hallmarked solid silver. Inside, rose leaf or crème light leather is accompanied by seat piping and headrests embroidered with the interlinked RR badge. Straight grained Santos Palissander wood veneer is used throughout.
The same veneer is also used on a specially designed presentation box that houses the key, two solid silver key fobs and a specially commissioned solid silver Conway Stewart fountain pen.
The limited edition also has a cool box, custom-made drinks cabinet, champagne flutes and tumblers detailed with silver, white instrument dials, a customised clock matched to the dials and ‘Phantom Silver’ tread plates.