• Year of manufacture 
    1933
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Sunroof
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This fantastic, one-off Gurney Nutting Coupe was designed and built specially for Lady Irene Clarice Dunn, a well-known musical comedy entertainer in London and the 11th Marchioness of Queensberry. In 1926 Lady Irene married Sir James Hamet Dunn, a Canadian barrister, financier and industrialist, and also a prominent client of Rolls-Royce and Jack Barclay.

Given the unique, custom design, 67MW was no ordinary example, as the Rolls-Royce was not only specified as a Continental chassis, but the Coupe was constructed by one of England’s finest luxury coachbuilders, Gurney Nutting. Seen prominently on both Rolls-Royce and Bentley, Gurney Nutting was known for its specialized Coupes, which were always more sporting than the usual formal coachwork of the era.

Constructed on a desirable short-chassis Continental, the body featured raked louvres carrying through to the scuttle and a rear mounted spare (later upgraded to dual rear spares), elongating the two-door design. The Coupe features a large sliding sunroof and unique rear sliding windows - the operation of which allow for the pillarless design of the doors - the affect being an elegant and gentle downward slope to the passenger cabin and body.

The Rolls-Royce has well documented provenance and is thoroughly covered in Andre Blaize’s exhaustive work Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental with numerous photos of the car before and after the war.

Acquired by the current owner, a prominent yet private UK collector, in 2012 the Rolls-Royce has been stabled with other significant pre-war cars including an 8C Alfa, a 57S Bugatti, and several Vintage Bentleys.

The Rolls-Royce has recently benefitted from a high quality restoration by marque expert, A.J. Glew and a stunning interior by R.C. Moss. Finished in what is believed to be the original exterior color of black, the Rolls-Royce is both striking and subtle - characteristics one would expect from Rolls-Royce and Gurney Nutting. The interior is both unique and inviting, and suits the car’s overall appeal and style.

With a full tool kit, a massive file of documentation and invoices, and recent mechanical attention, the Rolls-Royce needs nothing. 67MW remains a well known and highly regarded Phantom and was invited to and shown at both Hampton Court and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, in addition to display the the BMW Classics Museum in Munich.

Among the significant Rolls-Royce examples, this one-off, short chassis Continental Coupe is arguably among the finest. It’s a quintessential example of the marque and the model. Its style and presence put it head and shoulders above the rest and it would be a standout in any significant collection.

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Hageman Motorcars
P.O. Box 554
Kirkland  98083  Washington
United States
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Paul
Last name 
Hageman

Phone 
+1 (206) 910-3810