• First eighth-generation Phantom brought a winning bid of $780,000 at the 2018 Naples Winter Wine Auction
• Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reserved the very first of Phantom, the “Best Car in the World” as the centerpiece of the ‘Phantom Ultimate Power Lot for luxury, motoring and wine lovers.’
• Over past 15 years, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have fetched bids grossing more than $5.8 million for the auction with proceeds benefiting the Naples Children & Education Foundation
On Saturday January 27, 2018, a winning bid of $780,000 secured the honor of owning the very first eighth generation Rolls-Royce Phantom. Jon Mason and his wife Bonnie from Dover Ohio became the owner of the first Phantom to glide off the line at Goodwood, Home of Rolls-Royce in England. New Phantom offers a wholly new, contemporary design interpretation of Rolls-Royce Phantom DNA. The all-new aluminum ‘Architecture of Luxury’ underpinning the new Phantom is lighter, stiffer, quieter and more technologically advanced. The many years of engineering ensures the architectural and proportional lineage of Rolls-Royce while delivering a whole new level of ‘Magic Carpet Ride.’ All proceeds from the Festival support the Naples Winter Wine Festival’s founding organization, the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), which has supports more than 60 nonprofit agencies in Collier County Florida benefiting more than 200,000 children.