The glovebox of the Centenary Collection Rolls-Royce Phantom is inscribed with the words, “A graceful little goddess, the Spirit of Ecstasy, who has selected road travel as her supreme delight and alighted on the prow of a Rolls-Royce motor car to revel in the freshness of the air and the musical sound of her fluttering draperies.” Ã‚Â These words were used by Charles Sykes, the designer of the Spirit of Ecstasy, the graceful statue that adorns every Rolls-Royce, to describe the Phantom in 1911. A hundred years later and they couldn’t be more apt.
The new Phantom was designed to celebrate the 100th birthday of this lithe goddess, and the line includes unique new color palettes, a clock and other special instruments set into the dash, and each comes with a replica hood, so that the owner can enjoy her even when she’s not being driven. Most Rolls-Royces are beautiful, but this one is truly a splendor to behold. Happy Birthday, indeed.