1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

Gurney Nutting Light Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1929
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Cream/Black
  • 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
Tuesday 7 December 2010
Rolls-Royce had firmly established itself as producer of 'The Best Car in the World' with the 40/50hp Silver Ghost, an impressive automobile that had set the standard for smoothness, quietness and refinement combined with performance, flexibility and reliability. When the time came to replace the Ghost with a new model for 1925, it was thus imperative that it should incorporate all the qualities of its predecessor.
Bearing this in mind, Rolls-Royce opted not for a V12, V8 or straight eight engine configuration - all of which were tested and rejected - but rather for an overhead valve, longer stroke six cylinder motor with, like on the sidevalve Ghost, seven main bearings and the cylinders arranged in two blocks of three - but this time below a single detachable cylinder head; the result was an equally smooth power unit of 7,668cc - compared to the outgoing Ghost's 7,428cc - w