Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is ending production of the iconic Phantom, now in its seventh generation. The highly regarded Phantom will reappear in 2018 with a new shape and an aluminum chassis. However, the British manufacturer will not be replacing the Phantom Drophead or Drophead Coupé.
There’s still a glimmer of hope for drivers who yearn to get behind the wheel of their own Phantom in the coupe or convertible style. Rolls-Royce will release 50 special edition Phantom VII models under the name Phantom Zenith. These ultra-exclusive vehicles will go all out in providing luxury to its drivers, from the picnic-enabling back seat to the laser-etched armrests.
Rolls-Royce will continue to offer both their Dawn and Wraith models. The 2016 Dawn boasts a twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine and harkens back to the special-edition Silver Dawn produced between 1950 and 1954.
While it’s apparent that Rolls-Royce has exciting developments in store, like the switch to aluminum architecture, we can’t help but honor the Phantom Coupé and Drophead for their outstanding achievements in the luxury class.
The retirement of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VII means all the more reason for drivers in the U.S. to add one to their collection while they still can. Take a look at our inventory of Rolls-Royce Phantom models, and be sure to give us a call at 636-489-3788 to discuss any questions you may have.