Limited-edition Rolls- Royce celebrates the firm's most famous model
4 June 2007

Rolls-Royce is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Silver Ghost with a limited-edition Phantom, the Phantom Silver.Just 25 of the cars will be produced, all of them finished in - you've guessed it – silver.The Phantom has ever so slightly more power than its ancestor, with 453bhp from its 6.8-litre V12 next to the Silver Ghost's 48bhp.The six-cylinder Silver Ghost was first built in 1906, and established Rolls-Royce's reputation for reliability and engineering. It gained its nickname in 1907, coined by Rolls-Royce managing director Claude Johnson on account of the silver coachwork and the car's 'extraordinary stealthiness'. In 1907 the Silver Ghost broke the world record for a non-stop motor run, travelling from London to Glasgow 27 times and covering 14,371 miles. More than 6000 Silver Ghosts were built between 1907 and 1925.Along with its silver paint, the Phantom Silver gets special chrome wheel centres, a solid silver Spirit of Ecstasy and special embossed leather upholstery. The interior is trimmed with a 'Santos Palissander' wood veneer, which is also used on presentation box that houses the key, two solid silver key fobs and a unique solid silver Conway Stewart fountain pen.And as if that's not enough, the Phantom Silver also gets bespoke drinks holders to take its special silver-finished Champagne flutes, so you can raise a glass to Messrs Rolls and Royce. Cheers.

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