1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

Newmarket with Brewster & Co coachwork

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1928
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Freshly presented in immaculate black paintwork, accented with red and with contrasting polished aluminum hood, this is a very fine and highly original example of Brewster's all-weather Newmarket Convertible Sedan.

The car has a known history from new, which is recorded on its factory records: it was originally sold to John B. Ellsworth of Simsbury, Connecticut on May 11th, 1929. Ten years later in November 1939, it was purchased by Dorothy and Fred Hudson of the Hotel Webster, West 45th St. New York City. Post-war in March 1949 the car was sold to Henry L. Benedetto of Elmont, Long Island. November 21, 1950 it passed to Daniel Dinsmore of Orange, New Jersey. March 22, 1951, there was then a change of ownership to Mortimer Ryon of Ithica, New York. In 1952 the Newmarket was purchased by its next long term owner, Hayward C. Carleton of Norwell, Mass. who would keep the car until 1980. Between 1980 and this year, just three further custodians have enjoyed the use of the car,