To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the famous Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, Rolls Royce have released a limited edition version of their Phantom and called it the Phantom Silver. You may be thinking that a car like this is not really relevant in the â€˜real worldâ€™ inhabited by the average person and you're probably right but the Roller is considered one of the world's best cars and thats a fact that should command a little respect.
The original Silver Ghost first appeared in 1907 and was named by Rolls-Royce Managing Director of the time, Claude Johnson. Claude came up with the â€˜etherealâ€™ name in reference to the original cars silver coachwork and quiet operation.
According to the Rolls Royce press release more than 6000 â€˜ghostsâ€™ were built between 1907 and 1925 and the majority still survive to this day. A feat of endurance not shared with your average Holden or Ford.
If you are able to stump up the readies (around $1million) for the normal Rolls Royce Phantom then the extra $50,000 or so required to buy a â€˜Phantom Silverâ€™ will probably seem like a relative bargain.
Buying a limited edition Rolls Royce Phantom Silver will mean that you are even more bespoke than your bespoke neighbour and their bespoke but standard Phantom. Limited edition bespokedness includes the following:
â€¢ Bespoke Ghost Silver paintwork
â€¢ 21-inch alloy wheels & chrome centre caps
â€¢ Roseleaf or CrÃ¨me Light leather interior trim
â€¢ Santos Palissanader veneered wood
â€¢ Solid silver & enamel Conway Stewart pen
â€¢ Solid silver key fob
â€¢ Solid silver Spirit of Ecstacy
â€¢ Bespoke drinks holder
â€¢ Bespoke champagne flutes and tumblers
â€¢ White instrument dials
â€¢ Bespoke clock matched to instruments
â€¢ Phantom Silver tread plates
Word is that the limited edition is a very limited edition and all of the Rolls Royce Phantom Silvers are bespoken forâ€¦so put your chequebook back in your pocket.