1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

Pall Mall Tourer by Merrimack

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1926
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Polished Metal/Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 4th December 2008

Rolls-Royce had set up a factory in 1920 in America in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the purpose of building cars whose avowed aim was to be Òidentical to, and interchangeable with the British version. Of course, one of the principal differences was that the Springfield cars were built, after the first few months, with left-hand drive which hugely increased the appeal to American owner-drivers but there remained a small number of American customers who valued Englishness over mere convenience and who continued to order their cars from Derby. There was almost universal agreement, however, as to the truly excellent quality of American coachbuilt bodies, from the elaborate limousines and town cars to the very rakish open tourers and roadsters. Chassis number 73 DC is just such a car, built in 1926 at Derby with, of course, ri