Rolls-Royce announces the gathering of 'The Great Eight Phantoms'
June 2, 2017: ‘The Great Eight Phantoms,’ a Rolls-Royce Exhibition will collect the most excellent Phantoms from the last 92 years in Mayfair, London. Over the next eight weeks, Rolls-Royce will announce which Phantoms will be included, and will tell the stories of these luxury cars and the historical events they witnessed, from treaty signings to superstars collecting their Oscars.
The Phantom I began production in 1925, and was an instant success. With improved handling and a re-designed engine, the Phantom II was created in 1929, followed by the final framework of the third in line in 1941. The Phantom IV surfaced in 1950, and due to its performance at low speed, took part in ceremonial parades. Between 1950 and 1958, 516 models of the fifth Phantom was produced, and the sixth model was presented to Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. The timeless Phantom VII was revealed in 2003.
Being the longest existing nameplate in the world, this will be the first time all Phantoms are under one roof. To celebrate this legacy, the eighth and most modern generation of ‘The Best Car in the World,’ the Phantom, will be shown to the world.