The sun is quickly setting on the current-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost after 10 years. So, before a very similar-looking Ghost replaces the current Ghost, the automaker is preparing a batch of limited-edition examples of the outgoing model.
Dubbed the Zenith Collector's Edition, just 50 cars will mark the end of the run for Rolls' smaller but still very large sedan that debuted a decade ago. Rolls-Royce promises to offer the "highest levels of Bespoke ever seen on a Ghost Collection car" and says the Zenith Ghost will pay homage to the 200EX concept of 2009 that previewed the current model.
The centerpiece of each car will be a small commemorative ingot cast from the Spirit of Ecstasy of the concept car. That's right: The automaker has melted down the concept's mascot to produce 50 ingots for 50 cars, with each one prominently located on the center console.
"Engraved with the three key design lines of Ghost, the plaque details its significant origins," the automaker says. "The Collection’s own Spirit of Ecstasy and clock are engraved with the name of this highly anticipated collection."
Each Ghost Zenith will also feature a piece of a large blueprint-inspired engraving also located on the center console: Rolls has effectively cut one large single image into 50 pieces, one of which will be in every car, and every one will be different like a jigsaw puzzle piece.
Special wood marquetry will also be a part of the limited-edition run, fitted to the front and rear door inserts, while rear seat embroidery will feature design details of the original Silver Ghost produced in 1907.