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Friday, November 16, 2007

The Shadow Phantom

The Rolls Royce Phantom VI was made from 1968 and the last model was produced in 1991. On a side note, a Phantom V was produced for the Royal Family of Brunei in 1995.

Here is a picture of a dusty example for something different.



It is one well proportioned limousine with occasional seats.

It was the last of the separate chassis body production cars made by Rolls Royce. They were hand made by Mulliner Park Ward, and through the 1980's featured a very similar engine and transmission to that of the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.

In the 1970's Rolls Royce discussed the production of a Phantom VII.

It was to be based on the current Rolls Royce and Bentley model the Silver Shadow, and be a monocoque chassis with Phantom proportions.

Here is the design sketch.



None were produced however. Not even a prototype.

Here is what the actual Rolls Royce Phantom VII looked like.



Quite a similar profile.

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1 Comments:

At 3:07 pm, Blogger Ragemanchoo said...

I'd love to see someone create a "Phantom VII" by combining the front 2/3 (from the C-pillar forward) of a Silver Shadow with the rear (from the B-pillar backward) portion of a Corniche Fixed Head Coupe...

 

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