Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that a special Centenary version of the Phantom (pictured right) will be produced. The announcement was made at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, yesterday where Rolls-Royce is celebrating the centenary of the first meeting between Henry Royce and the Hon. Charles Rolls in 1904.
Production of the Centenary Phantom is restricted to just 35 cars, identified by tread-plates in the door sills and a chassis plate mounted on the B-pillar. The car's badges will feature red-on-chrome lettering, recalling the company's first quarter-century between 1904 and 1930, at which point the badges were changed from their original red to black. A special paint scheme will also be included with the car, derived directly from the 100EX, the car unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
"We are delighted to announce production of the Centenary Phantom, which represents a unique opportunity to celebrate the marque's achievement in reaching its 100th anniversary," says Tony Gott, chairman and CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The first example of the Centenary Phantom will be on display on the concourse in front of the G-MEX Centre in Manchester as part of the Centenary celebrations.