Phantom Drophead Coupe

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé

Rolls-Royce’s Drophead Coupé is built from the chassis of the Phantom sedan, and although it’s about 10 inches shorter, it still stretches nearly 19 feet from stem to stern. A machine this grandiose should have a unique interior, and the Rolls does not disappoint—unlike its predecessors from not too long ago, the craftsmanship is as […]

Wheels: Drophead Gorgeous

Nearly a decade has passed since BMW paid £40 million (about $65 million) for the rights to the Rolls-Royce name, a silver hood ornament of a gossamer-clad lady (commonly referred to as Nellie in Her Nightie), and a radiator shell shaped like the west end of the Parthenon. “Plus 100 years of history,” remembers Ian […]

Car of the Year: No. 9: Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB

It was a majestic, if meandering, beginning, an elegant yet extended passage. But now, after four years of quietly penetrating our subconscious, the idea of a BMW-built Rolls-Royce Phantom seems to be catching on. Sales are solid, with almost 800 of the nearly $400,000 cars delivered worldwide in 2005. That figure, a 15-year high for […]