When it comes to ultra-luxury automobiles, few marques and models carry the same prestige and timeless elegance as Rolls-Royce and the Phantom, available in Coupe, Sedan, or Drophead Coupe (convertible) variants.
Though modern in appearance and amenities, Rolls-Royce still employs styling cues on the Phantom that harken back to the company’s early days. The tall, waterfall grille is a carry over, as is the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament (which retracts when the car is parked to protect against ne’er-do-wells). Even the slab-sided styling, interpreted with a modern twist, dates back to the original Phantom, produced from 1925 through 1931.
And therein lies some of the Rolls-Royce Phantom’s appeal: for nearly a century, the car has evolved with the times, yet has continued to symbolize achievement, excellence and status in automobiles. Even the buying process isn’t off-the-rack, as customers can personalize their Phantoms with a truly impressive array of...