Unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show as the 200EX concept, the car was designed as a smaller, more affordable alternative to the top-of-the-range Phantom model and was ultimately made available in standard, extended wheelbase and “Black Badge” performance variants during its 10-year run.
The final Zenith models follow the creation of a similar limited edition based on the last Phantom VIIs in 2016, with each of the 50 Ghost Zenith interiors carrying a commemorative ingot made from the melted metal of the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot that adorned the original concept car.
The console of each edition will also feature a unique abstract engraving based on a single portion of an enlarged blueprint, while the doors are decorated with marquetry made from a choice of wood, technical fibre or piano-finished veneer and fitted with perforated leather door pockets illuminated from within.
The Ghost Zenith rear seats, meanwhile, carry embroidery inspired by the upholstery pattern of the original 1907 Silver Ghost, with the roof lining being formed in the silhouette of the Spirit of Ecstasy for extended-wheelbase cars or, for the standard-wheelbase models, adorned with 1,340 fibre-optic lights that illuminate at random to create a “shooting star” effect.
Outside, the cars are finished in a special two-tone gloss paint in a combination of either Iguazu Blue and Andalusian White, Premiere Silver and Arctic White or Bohemian Red and Black Diamond – all contrasted by the option of the same type of Silver Satin bonnet seen on the 200EX.
Rolls-Royce will not quote a figure for the Ghost Zenith models, on the basis that each one will be built to order, but a “standard” Ghost has an entry-level price of around £300,000.