Arizona | Lot 223
2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
The Calumet Collection
$229,600 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
18 January 2019
- Bespoke combination of Contrast Blue Ice over Light Grey/Blue Grey
- Stainless steel hood and teak deck options
- Includes hidden picnic basket and countless luxury accessories
- Driven less than 22,000 miles from new
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is the sixth model in the history of the legendary British super-luxury brand to carry the Phantom name. What has not changed is the luxury maker’s pursuit of the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and now electronic wizardry. Details abound; it is the little things that matter. Not counting the engine and body, it takes 260 hours to build a Phantom compared to 25 hours for the typical car – not counting any bespoke features. As Sir Henry Royce once said, “Strive for perfection in everything you do.”
In four-door saloon guise, the Phantom was introduced in 2003; the first new model introduced under the ownership of parent company BMW. The drophead coupe, which shares mechanicals with the saloon, made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on 7 January 2007. Styling was based on the 100EX concept, which was in celebration of Rolls-Royce’s centennial in 2004. Like the concept car, the production cars use novel rearward-opening coach doors along with its yacht-like exterior design theme. A silky smooth 454-hp, 6.8-liter V-12 and six-speed automatic transmission provide seamless acceleration. Production of the drophead coupe continued through 2012.
The original window sticker of this striking example boasts an impressive list price of $485,772 when new. Most importantly, it confirms the bespoke color and options that make this vehicle unique. The lovely exterior is finished in Contrast Blue Ice (W47-5E46) and is highlighted by a brushed stainless accented hood and a teak deck covering the hidden cabriolet roof. Inside, there is a contrasting interior of Light Grey/Blue Grey which features R-R logos on the headrests, and matching yacht floormats along with a full set of delightfully plush Mouton carpets.
Interior wood, including the veneered instrument panel overlay, steering wheel spokes, and front cup holder lid, are finished in a stunning Crossbanded Santos Palissander trim. Optional front and rear cameras aid in parking. Included is also a jewel-encrusted R-R pen that is kept in an in-dash drawer. Located out of sight within the boot is a special Rolls-Royce picnic basket which contains gold-trimmed plates, coffee cups, cutlery, thermos, R-R wine glasses and a two-wine bottle carrying case, and other picnic accoutrements.
The odometer shows 21,800 miles of exceptional motoring. Original books and road tools are of course included.