1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
Year of manufacture1926
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourBlack
Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Hall 3, Stand 1.02
Saturday 4th April 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
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2nd April from 10.00 - 18.00
3rd April from 10.00 - 19.00
4th April from 09.00 until start of sale
Collectors Auction at 14.00
Motorcars Auction 15.30
The new Phantom took over from the Silver Ghost in 1925, though the latter continued to survive as an alternative for some while. There was no great difference in the two cars other than the engine; the new chassis followed the lines of the old. The new 7,668cc engine led the Autocar to report in May 1925 ‘that the much improved acceleration and maximum speed of 80mph has not been brought about at the expense of the traditional Rolls-Royce silence and smoothness’. Braking, steering and suspension were described as being above reproach.
A complete car weighed just under 3 tons unladen, despite which the top speed was not exceeded by