Rolls-Royce is producing a commemorative version of its Phantom luxury saloon, called the Centenary Phantom, to celebrate 100 years in the industry.

Rolls-Royce is producing a commemorative version of its Phantom luxury saloon, called the Centenary Phantom, to celebrate 100 years in the industry.

The announcement was made on Tuesday as the company celebrated the centenary of the first meeting between Henry Royce and Charles Rolls.

Production is limited to 35 cars, identified by the treadplates in the door sills and a chassis plate mounted on the B-pillar. The Dark Curzon paintwork, first seen on the once-off 100EX experimental car at March's Geneva Show, is carried over in the Centenary. Interior trim and seats have been finished in leather of the same shade, while the woodwork is mahogany with silver inlays.

The Centenary Phantoms come with red-on-chrome lettering reminiscent of the marque’s early years before the badges were changed to black. New instruments with anodised faces are displayed in the aluminium dash. The "Spirit of Ecstasy", the company's mascot, will take pride-of-place finished in solid silver, while the interlinked "RR" motif is displayed on all four doors.

Tony Gott, chairman and chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: "We are delighted to announce production of the Centenary Phantom, which represents a unique opportunity to celebrate the marque's achievement in reaching its 100th anniversary. It builds on the excitement and impact generated by the 100EX Centenary Experimental Car by delivering some of that special car's signature features to customers for the first time."

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