2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom VII 6.7 Limousine
When announced in 2003, the seventh-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom was hailed as a breakthrough in terms of engineering and unparalleled luxury, re-affirming the ethos "The best car in the world" that drove its founders Charles Rolls and Henry Royce to settle for nothing but perfection. Under BMW ownership, Rolls-Royce has been eased into the twenty-first century with a near-perfect blend of German engineering and British craftsmanship. The Phantom was never about achieving a single superlative, the biggest, the fastest, or the most powerful, but rather it was about finding the optimum balance of all these attributes and more. Traditional design elements, such as a long bonnet and wheelbase, short front and long rear overhang, strong C-pillar and discreet rear window, run throughout the Phantom, and when combined with modern engineering integrity create a car with serious presence.
With a Rolls-Royce, superlatives are found in the details. New thinking and attention to detail can be seen in every area of the Phantom - the coach doors designed to make entry and exit as graceful as possible, a retractable Spirit of Ecstasy that hides away at the touch of a button, the Teflon-coated umbrellas housed with dedicated drainage channels in the rear doors, and the interlinked RR wheel centres engineered to keep the company logo upright at all times.
As expected from a Rolls-Royce, the interior of the Phantom features the finest materials found in any car, anywhere. Two types of leather finishes are used, a natural grain hide for seating and a textured "tipped" leather for door panniers and centre consoles. Naturally, it is the softest used in the automobile industry and customers could specify any colour. Deep-pile carpets are covered with sumptuous lambswool rugs, while metal surfaces have either a high-polish Sterling finish, such as the air vents, "organ stops" and lighting consoles or a satin finish, which is used on the door handle surrounds and steering column stalks. The headlining is a wool and cashmere blend, providing a light and airy contrast to the leather surface of the central roof console. Ahead of the driver is an instrument cluster comprising three black-faced circular dials. A central speedometer is flanked by a split gauge for fuel level and water temperature, and a unique power reserve gauge which communicates the "adequacy" of available power - for example, at 100 mph, the engine has 75 % of its total power capability left.
Powering this megalith of luxury is a 6.75 litre V12 built by BMW producing 453bhp and offering seamless acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour in some 5.3 seconds. It may have a German engine but the Phantom is the essence of a great British institution.
Here at Fiennes Showroom, we are privileged to offer this stunning 2005 Phantom VII which has covered just 19,000 miles in 15 years. It has spent most of its life on executive duties in central London which explains the low mileage and, during this time, has been regularly maintained by prestige car company H.R. Owen.
Finished in gleaming Diamond Black, with black leather and black carpets, complemented by a traditional Burr Walnut dashboard and door trims, the incredible level of craftsmanship by Rolls-Royce, at their base near Goodwood motor circuit, is evident throughout.
Details of the car’s refinements and lengthy specification are available from us and can be explored during a visit to inspect this immaculate motor car. Phantom VIIs in this condition and with this nominal mileage are not often available and, on offer at roughly one-third of its cost new, 19,000 miles ago, this seems like tremendous value.
The registration number illustrated, V15 ADR, does not form part of the sale.