Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Rolls-Royce Art Deco Cars - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Rolls-Royce Art Deco Cars - Web Exclusive

An exclusive collection of Phantom Series II and Ghost cars will be made available to Rolls-Royce clients.

Greg Emmerson
Sep 27, 2012
Epcp 1209 01+rolls royce art deco cars+cover Photo 1/14   |   Rolls-Royce Art Deco Cars - Web Exclusive

Following its aviation-themed models first seen at Pebble Beach, Rolls-Royce displayed a number of cars inspired by the Art Deco era.

These included a bespoke Phantom Series II sedan, Phantom Series II Drophead Coupé and Ghost models that were unveiled at the Paris Auto Show 2012 this week. The cars are a homage to the 1925 Paris Exhibition or “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes” that gave the Art Deco movement its name.

The Phantom Sedan’s black and arctic white interior hints at the visual language of the movement, while a suite of Art Deco-inspired interior detailing points to the creativity, skill and attention to detail employed by Rolls-Royce craftspeople.

Epcp 1209 02+rolls royce art deco cars+interior Photo 2/14   |   Rolls-Royce Art Deco Cars - Web Exclusive

Hand-fashioned stainless steel inlays in telephone drawer, door cappings and rear picnic table backs subtly evoke the decorative style of the period. An echo of the rich heritage of the marque also lies in the Art Deco-style geometric coachline pattern – a design conceived and used by Rolls-Royce in a show booth at Olympia, London in the early 20th century.

The elegant simplicity of Ghost is presented in two-tone, Jubilee Silver atop Cobalto Blue, while the interior features intricate marquetry in front and rear. A Phantom Series II Drophead Coupé furnished in resplendent mother of pearl onlays gracefully completes the show line-up.

An exclusive collection of Phantom Series II and Ghost cars, inspired by the Art Deco cars at Paris, will be made available to Rolls-Royce clients.

By Greg Emmerson
1078 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

After a 4-year absence, Japanese pro drifter Daigo Saito is returning to America to tackle the 2020 Formula DRIFT Championship in the Toyota Gazoo Racing 2JZ GT86
bhernandezDec 13, 2019
Believe it or not but the birth of the world's first K20C1-swapped 10th-generation Civic Coupe was all started by accident.
Micah WrightDec 13, 2019
For April Taylor, the day a stranger backed into her Nissan in a parking lot marked the start of a project that would result in one of the cleanest, straightest S14s on the East Coast.
Benjamin HuntingDec 12, 2019
Honda Performance Development's full-throated involvement in trending TCR Touring Cars has led to a new turnkey challenger in the stable: the FK8 Civic Type R TC.
Bob HernandezDec 12, 2019
In a world with luxury sedans like the Audi RS7, Cadillac CTS-V, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, and BMW M5, it's easy for Lexus's GS F to be undeservingly overlooked.
Danny KoreckiDec 11, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP