Rolls-Royce 'art deco' models (2012) first official picture

Published: 01 October 2012

A Rolls-Royce Phantom is already a special machine, but for the Paris show Rolls-Royce has outfitted its display cars in Art Deco-inspired livery and trim. The Phantoms and similarly tweaked Ghost sister get special paint finished and interior trim, and will inspire a production run of Art Deco style cars made available to Rolls-Royce's most faithful clients

What's different on the Art Deco Rolls Royces?

On the Phantom, the black exterior is twined with a black and white-trimmed cabin, complete with hand-finished steel inlays in the picnic tables and phone compartment. The geometric pattern pays homage to a similar design applied to Rolls Royces as far back as the 1920s, when the marque exhibited in Olympia and Paris.

Meanwhile, the smaller Ghost is treated to a two-tone blue and silver exterior finish, and a lighter hue in the cabin. Complete in the Art Deco lineup in a Drophead convertible Phantom. Leather piping on all models is coloured in hues popular during the Art Deco period, says Rolls Royce.

So these art-deco themed Rollers are going into production?

Yes, the cars will be offered in a wider range of colours and options, rather than the fixed specs of the show cars. There's likely to be a premium over more 'normal' Rolls-Royces, but as ever, if you have to ask the price, it's probably better to just go and see it on the Paris show stand this weekend instead.