A closer look at other notable special editions of the Phantom VII
Towards the end of its era, Rolls-Royce continued to use special limited editions of the Phantom VII to raise the benchmark in the one field they
dominate in – opulence.
Phantom Zenith Collection
Based on the Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé, this edition was limited to just 50 units. The special edition was fitted with day-touring features like a refrigerated glass box in the tail gate, complete with champagne flutes. Besides, it came filled with Easter eggs referencing bits of Rolls-Royce history – such as metal pieces from the Phantom Assembly line at Goodwood, encased in a laser-engraved aluminium box.
Offered exclusively to high profile celebrities and statesmen, the Phantom Limelight was offered with special concealed storage spaces for holding
fragrances, watches and jewellery. Bespoke features on the inside included a customised clock on the dashboard, reclining seats with calf and foot rests, picnic table backs, and smoked chestnut veneers. Diamond motifs on the clock and on the embroidery on the central seat flutes add to the exclusivity of this 25-unit edition.
Washed in a mother-of-pearl body colour, the Phantom Serenity’s interior was lined with smoked cherry wood and fine silk upholstery bearing red and white Japanese floral motifs. Hand-applied rubies laid in the clock face on the dashboard and Arctic White leather further established the luxury appeal of this edition. The exterior was said to be hand-polished by craftsmen at Rolls-Royce’s Goodwood plant for 12 hours.