1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

Summary

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

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th march 2009
Registration Number: BF 5038 Chassis Number: S113 RP
The Springfield version of the Phantom I was produced to satisfy the demand from the US market for a left-hand-version of the successor to the great Silver Ghost; the very different driving conditions meant that a wide-spaced three-speed gearbox was more appropriate, and many clients also preferred American lighting and electrical systems. All the cars of course were as refined and superbly comfortable as the British version, to say nothing of their legendary reliability and durability. The list of Rolls-Royce clients in the 1920s is of course a compendium of the mighty of Hollywood and Wall Street, and also those who were merely immensely rich and grand. In the era before the Wall Street Crash of 1929 the Rolls-Royce saw its golden age, when society, and prosperity, seem