Lot 217 - 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom
|Odometer reading||87,600 miles|
|Estimate||£76,000 - £83,000|
An historic model in the continuing history of the Rolls-Royce marque, the Phantom was the first all-new design to be introduced by the company following its takeover by BMW. Produced at a new factory near Goodwood in Sussex, the Phantom revived a great name from Rolls-Royce's past that had always been synonymous with unrestrained luxury. In keeping with the tradition established by previous Phantoms, the newcomer was a very large motor car, outstretching the old Silver Seraph 18" while boasting a radiator shell 4" taller. Priced at around £260,000 at time of launch, it was also 40% more expensive. While the body structure represented the ultimate in automotive technology, its accoutrements remained entirely traditional in choice of materials, consisting of the finest hide trim, genuine woollen carpets and carefully selected wood veneers. Certain dashboard features recalled those of earlier models, while there was a choice of five-seater 'Lounge' or four-seater ‘Theatre' accommodation.
This Rolls-Royce Phantom was used as a chauffeur driven limousine abroad and was repatriated to the UK in August 2017 and, as such, is a VAT qualifying example. Finished in brown with tan leather trim, the interior of a Rolls-Royce Phantom is an area of beauty, with ample legroom, leather and walnut. The silent and comfortable ride is synonymous of such a prestigious marque. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this is an excellent example of the continuation of what was quoted in the 1930s, to simply be the ‘Best Car in the World’.
Previous lotLot 216 - 1968 Honda S800
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