- See also Rolls-Royce Phantom for other models sharing this name
The Phantom VI
was an ultra-exclusive Rolls-Royce
model made from 1968-1991.
Based on the Phantom V
, the Phantom VI had a re-styled facia and was powered by an engine derived from the current Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
. Most of the coachwork was done by Mulliner Park Ward
, usually in limousines form, though a few landaulettes
The Phantom VI was the last Rolls-Royce with separate chassis. It featured coil springs in front, leaf springs in rear, and drum brakes all round. The car was powered by a twin SU carburettors
90 degree V8 with a bore of and stroke of , coupled to a 4-speed automatic gearbox
. In a 1979 upgrade engine capacity was increased to , a 3-speed automatic gearbox with torque converter was substituted, and separate front and rear air conditioning units were provided. Inclusion of the engine from the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
in 1982 increased engine displacement once more, to 6,750 cc.
A total of 374 Phantom VIs were made. Design of a Phantom VII based on the Silver Shadow's body was discussed in the 1970s, but plans were dropped.Queen Elizabeth II's
fleet of cars includes two Rolls-Royce Phantom VIs, the custom-built 'Silver Jubilee Car' presented by the British motor industry to celebrate her 25th anniversary on the throne in 1977, and a more conventional 1986 model. The Silver Jubilee Car, with its raised roof and enlarged glazed... Read More