Paris 2012: Rolls-Royce Unveils Artsy Phantom, Ghost Models with Art-Deco Theme

In celebration of the Art Deco era, Rolls-Royce has prepared an artsy collection comprised of a Phantom, Phantom Drophead Coupe, and Ghost for the Paris Motor Show. Why Paris? The art movement was, after all, named in the very same city at the 1925 Paris Exhibition.

The Phantom Saloon in black and the Drophead Coupe in powder blue don’t look much different than your ordinary Rolls on the outside, but inside, the stainless steel inlays and Art Deco touches hint that the Phantoms are special. An Art Deco motif is embroidered on the headrests, and featured on the inlays and door sills as well. The Phantom sedan has a black interior with bright green piping, while the Phantom Drophead Coupe has Mother of Pearl trim detailing that pairs nicely with the light blue color. An illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament completes the special Art Deco theme.

A two-tone silver and blue Rolls-Royce Ghost also sports the illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy, and includes the unique inlays, as well as an Olympia-inspired geometric motif on the door sills and rear picnic table backs. Seat piping in bright blue offsets the white interior, as does a blue RR monogram on the headrests. Four seat piping colors are available.

No word yet on pricing for the artsy collection, but expect it to be north of the garden-variety Phantom and Ghost models. Check out the gallery of the special cars below, along with the art deco posters that helped inspire them.

Source: Rolls-Royce