Lot 177 - 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom VII
|Odometer reading||65,403 miles|
|Result||Sold - £43,000|
- Fantastic condition
- Comprehensive service history
- Private plate included
A 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 (the last Crewe-built Rolls-Royce) by 18" while boasting a radiator shell 4" taller. Priced at around £260,000 at time of launch, it was also 40% more expensive. At 140 ½”, the new car's wheelbase was only fractionally shorter than that of the superseded Phantom VI that had ceased production in the 1990s; gone however, was the old pushrod V8 engine, its place being taken by an all-new 48 valve V12 of 6.7 litre capacity. Despite being normally aspirated, the latter produced 460bhp, comfortably exceeding the old engine's maximum when turbo-charged, albeit at a high 5,300 revolutions. This abundance of power was transmitted to the rear axle via a six-speed automatic gearbox, while air-sprung suspension and automatic level control ensured that ride quality remained uncompromised. 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.
Originally registered on 1st January 2005, this regal Phantom VII is finished in the superb colour combination of Jet Black with a Moccasin interior. To be expected from such a prestigious marque, the car is well appointed with standard features including electric memory seats, heated seats, cruise control, air conditioning, telephone, inbuilt passenger entertainment system together with leather interior and a significant amount of Birdseye Maple wooden facias. This well cared for example has a superb service history, with nine stamps in the accompanying service book as well as many invoices for servicing carried out by marque specialists such as P&A Wood, Silver Lady and Rolls-Royce themselves. Having paid £92,000 for the car in 2016 from Kahn Automobiles, it came supplied with a set of ‘Split 6’ Kahn design wheels, which the car still adorns today. Having covered only just over 10,000 miles in the vehicle, the vendor reports the car to run and drive very well, having enjoyed very much his seven years custodianship with the car.
Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 16th April 2024 and the original service books, this relatively low mileage Rolls-Royce Phantom VII really needs to be seen to be appreciated and is offered with a very reasonable estimate.
Interested parties should note that the rear seat adjustment and rear heated seat controls have a fault and currently aren’t working.
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