Rolls-Royce celebrates Art Deco era

27 Sep, 2012 9:40am Tom Phillips

Rolls-Royce has revealed new custom Phantom and Ghost models

Not to be outdone by the mainstream car makers, for its Paris Motor Show stand, Rolls-Royce celebrates the Art Deco era with a selection of custom Phantom and Ghost models.

On display are custom Phantom, Phantom Drophead Coupe and Ghost models, which are all designed to pay homage to the Art Deco era, which began in Paris in 1925.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost features a two-tone silver and blue exterior, with Art Deco motifs for the interior.

The Phantom saloon gets a black and white interior which features hand-made stainless steel inlays in the telephone drawer, door cappings and rear picnic tables.

Finishing the trio is a light blue Phantom Drophead Coupe with mother of pearl interior inlays. All three cars are complemented by Art Deco-inspired works of art, created by Rolls-Royce's design team.

“In Paris we have elegantly captured the essence of one of the great periods in 20th century design,” said Torsten Muller-Otvos, Chief Executive Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

“These Art Deco-inspired motor cars stand as a testament to the breadth of the Rolls-Royce bespoke offering, reinforcing the marque’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of luxury goods.”

The three Rolls-Royce Art Deco cars will inspire a range of options which customers will be able to select. Phantom saloon and Drophead Coupe buyers can choose from a range of new exterior colours with contrasting Art Deco motifs, and an illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy.

Ghost Art Deco collection cars are finished in either Infinity Black or Arctic White, while the interiors feature Art Deco inlays and black and white trim.

Prices have yet to be announced, but expect these bespoke models to cost a premium over the £170,250, £276,275 and £292,600 asked for the Ghost, Phantom saloon and Phantom Drophead Coupe respectively.