1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

Summary

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

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

As the number of cars increases which have undergone two *or* sometimes three major restorations in their lives and so have lost a good deal of their original identity, so the number of completely undisturbed ''barn finds'', those cars which have survived decades behind the locked doors of hidden collections on out-of-the-way estates, steadily diminishes. We are delighted to be able to offer quite a remarkable Rolls-Royce Phantom I open tourer which has not been offered for sale in some five decades.

The 40/50HP Silver Ghost was in production from 1907 to 1925 and was the model which established the claim of the Rolls-Royce to be ''the best car in the world''. Staggeringly smooth, swift and beautifully engineered for extraordinary levels of dependability, it was clearly going to be a tough act to follow for any model