The first Phantom that Rolls-Royce will use to celebrate the arrival of the eight-generation Phantom is this 1927 limousine.

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This was Fred Astaire's runabout, used to skip around town on nights out. 

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There's a speaking tube in the back so Astaire could talk to the driver, because as you can see, this thing is huge.

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The coachwork came from the London-based Hooper in the 1920s.

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In the 1930s, New York-based Inskip added even posher interior elements.

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Of course it comes with a flask -- would you expect anything else?

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The back of this Phantom contains a Louis Vuitton luggage bag big enough for longer trips.

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And you thought your Louis Vuitton bag was special.

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