The Rolls-Royce Phantom will make its official UK motor show debut at the Sunday Times Motor Show Live! later this month. It will be the first time that the Phantom has appeared at a major show in the UK since it was launched to worldwide acclaim in 2003.
A Phantom will be on the Rolls-Royce stand from Friday 28th May until the end of the show on Sunday 6th June. On Press Day, business day and public preview day, the striking 100EX Centenary Experimental motor car that caused such a stir at the Geneva show earlier in the year, will be on display.
100EX has been designed and engineered to mark the Centenary of Rolls-Royce and is due to appear at various events around the world. Based on a lightweight aluminium space frame, the 100EX is an open-top, four-seat, two-door drop-head and is the first experimental motor car to be produced by Rolls-Royce since the 1950s.
On May 4th 1904 at the Midlands Hotel in Manchester, England, Henry Royce met Charles Rolls for the first time and presented a motor car that he had developed. Rolls was impressed and the two gentlemen decided to join forces and an engineering legend was born. That meeting was celebrated at a special centenary lunch held earlier this month.
Speaking about the Motor Show, Tony Gott, Chairman and CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, "We are both pleased and proud to give the British public a chance to see the Rolls-Royce Phantom. This event is another important part of our year long centenary celebrations and we are looking forward to welcoming many thousands of enthusiasts to our stand throughout the show."Published 14 May 2004