Only a sketch of the Rolls-Royce Phantom was released
Every Phantom that comes off the production line carries an industry-leading level of craftsmanship, but this unique example has been designed to celebrate the history of Rolls-Royce. This includes an inspired color combination themed in red, including an original hand-crafted leather work of art within the Gallery.
“While Roll-Royce Motor Cars have a history of crossing the block at RM Sotheby’s, tonight we are looking to the future of the brand,” said Martin Fritsches, president and CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Americas.
“The eight generation Phantom will carry the longest running name in luxury motoring into a new era.
A Rolls-Royce Phantom outside Sotheby’s New York
“Built on the ‘architecture of luxury,’ this new Phantom commission offers one special owner the chance to enjoy a motor car that is bound to be a classic over the next 115 years.”
Speaking about hosting the auction on behalf of the company, David Goodman, Sotheby’s chief digital officer, said: “We are honored that Rolls-Royce chose to partner with Sotheby’s and RM Sotheby’s to offer this incredible Bespoke Phantom. It is far more than a car – it is a work of art.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continue to grow in influence in the US car market and delivered a record 4,107 commissions in 2018. The Americas continue to be the largest market for the British company, where one-third of all commissions are delivered.