This Is The Very First Rolls-Royce Phantom 7 Under BMW-ownership
This is the very first, 7th-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom 7 flagship sedan under BMW-ownership.
First Phantom 7 was handed over to its new owner in a special ceremony at 00:01 am on 1 Jan. 2003.
Phantom 7 has since been replaced by the latest-gen Phantom 8, which was launched by Rolls-Royce under in 2018.
In total, 10,327 units of all variants of Phantom VII, EWB, Coupe and Drophead Coupe was produced between 2003 and 2017.
The 7th-generation Phantom luxury sedan that debuted twenty years ago in 2003 was the first Rolls-Royce vehicle to appear from under BMW’s then-new ownership of Britain’s most luxury car marque.
The very first Rolls-Royce Phantom 7 sedan that rolled off the production line was handed over to its new owner in a special ceremony at exactly one minute past midnight (00:01 am) on 1 January 2003.
Three months later, this very Rolls-Royce Phantom 7 sedan was shipped from Southampton to Perth, from where it undertook a 4,500-mile drive across Australia in the hands of its lucky new owner.
The owner’s thoughts upon completing this epic journey? :
“A grand tourer in the truest sense of the words”.
Phantom 7 has since been replaced by the latest generation of the flagship Rolls-Royce, the Phantom 8, which was launched by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars under BMW ownership, in 2018.
The arrival of the current-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom 8 means that the only Phantom 7 you will be able to buy now will be a ‘pre-owned’ one.
In total, 10,327 units of all variants of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VII, extended wheelbase (EWB), Coupe, and Drophead Coupe was produced between 2003 and 2017.