Abu Dhabi | Lot 116
2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
$184,000 USD | Sold
| Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
30 November 2019
- Just two owners and less than 1,900 km from new
- Finished in seldom-seen Semaphore Yellow over light beige
- Serviced in March of 2019, ready to drive and enjoy
Completed at Rolls-Royce’s facilities at Goodwood in November of 2007, this particular first-series drophead coupé was delivered to its first owner the following December. Delivered to a customer in the Middle East, it sports an eye-catching and seldom-seen colour combination of Semaphore Yellow over a light beige interior and dark beige soft top. It boasts some of the most desirable options for the drophead coupé, including the stainless-steel package, ash wood trim on both the dashboard and steering wheel, Rolls-Royce logos embroidered on the headrests, and the seven-spoke chrome wheels.
Presently in the ownership of its second custodian, the drophead coupé is presented in excellent condition throughout, having been driven just 1,900 kilometres from new. The car’s most recent service was carried out by Euro Motors, the authorized Rolls-Royce dealership in Bahrain, in March of 2019 at 1,750 km and has been driven just over 100 km since.
Considered by many to be the most elegant and desirable of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VII, the drophead coupé adds a touch of open-air sophistication to the already exceptional Phantom platform. While Rolls-Royces have traditionally been known as cars where the owner is driven, the drophead coupé is without doubt a car that the owner would want to drive themselves. It helped to blossom the Phantom line and without doubt gave way to other driver-focused automobiles bearing the Spirit of Ecstasy, including the Phantom coupé and the Dawn, the drophead coupé’s smaller cousin.
Now over a decade old, the Phantom drophead coupé still presents as a thoroughly modern automobile, yet one that is still distinctively a Rolls-Royce and an automobile that can stand proudly amongst its predecessors. For those seeking the most elegant, luxurious, characterful, and modern twelve-cylinder convertible on four wheels, there can be no better choice.