• Dec 26, 2008
Click above for a high-resolution gallery of the Rolls-Royce Sapphire

The bespoke department at Rolls-Royce has come up with another special edition Phantom to go along with the already released Phantom Pearl, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Tungsten. This one is the Phantom Sapphire, and unlike its rarefied stablemates, it gets built on the long wheelbase spaceframe.

The Milori Sapphire exterior wraps itself around two options of interior treatment: navy blue leather with seashell highlights, or seashell leather with navy blue highlights, and each is finished off with walnut burr veneer inlaid with a diamond-pattern. For those in the back enjoying themselves, a cool box below the rear seats will chill two bottles of bubbly in an aluminum billet receptacle. When it is time to imbibe, the parcel shelf hides hand-engraved crystal tumblers, and time is kept with a Rolls-Royce clock set with a diamond-shaped sapphire. And for the driver – who should never be left out of events like this – a Conway Stewart fountain pen set and solid silver key fobs that come in a lacquered, walnut veneer box. The price: No object. Thanks for the tip, James!


[Source: Sybarites]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      They're all the freakin' same with different colors! FFS
      • 6 Years Ago
      All your asset's are slowly being reduced to 'junk' status. Liquidate your assets and plonk your money on the RR, fill its tank, hire a 'bespoke' chauffeur and ride off into the 'bespoke' sunset, sipping the best of the 'bespoke' bubbly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I had $500,000 right now, I'd take a Maybach instead. The Phantom is nice but its so technologicaly inferior due to the fact its mostly designed by BMW while the Maybach was designed by Mercedes Benz.

      In fact, If I had $500,000, I'd buy an S63 AMG and pocket the rest of the $350,000
      • 6 Years Ago
      People who play in this price range don't go with "either or" they go with "both." Anyways I just wish there were bigger pics.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To be honest....


      I DONT CARE BOUT THIS CAR AT ALL....it does nothing for the auto industry...it never did brake new ground...just a waste of money for people who want to waste money. You can buy a much better car imo from Lexus Audi BMW and Merc with paying half a Million dollars.


      am i the only one that feels this way?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yep
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is rather the point. This is old world luxury. This isn't tawdry supercar, pedestrian and proletariat (merit be damned) S/A8/7/LS/etc., and this isn't brash Escalade convoy.

        Not to say people don't primarily buy the things to be seen, but it's a distinct sort of obscene excess the owners pride themselves on that makes bespoke and commemorative editions important. For them at least.

        For the record, my money would go to a pristine 1981 Supra, a V8 Genesis, and a Ridley Noah. and a house.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Rolls Royce might not be the better car technology wise but it is more about the prestige. RR is on another level than Mercedes and BMW...you have to be worth more than a couple million to own one...and that is the main difference.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Probably, your perceptions may change if there were a few hundred million's in your bank account. I feel it's more a case of sour 'gripes', oh sorry, grapes... Audi, Merc and Lexus is probably for your butler, and the odd 'school' run. There's "Sense of Occasion" written all over the RR; and my God it has presence.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Couldn't you get a Phantom in any colour you specified anyways?
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I were buying a half-million dollar car in the middle of the worst financial crisis since the great depression (and the first truly world-wide financial crisis), I'd be watching my back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's cars like this that make me wish I was a blonde chick with huge Mams and a total lack of morals or self respect.

      Damn my brown hair and small boobs.

      Oh yeah, and that being a guy thing too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        OMG do you ever stop? :D :D :D
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