1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V

James Young PV16 design

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Mileage 
    104 000 mi / 167 372 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    5 VF 89
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Midnight Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    more
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1967- This James Young bodied Phantom V was ordered new in 1966 by Nigel Broaches of Trafalgar House LTD based in Mayfair, London. Already well appointed the only extras specified were an automatic aerial and Dunlop tubeless tyres ; colours were midnight blue with beige interior as the car is today. It was originally registered 858 HUV and supplied through the main agents Jack Barclay LTD in Berkeley Square London.

1978 - Just over ten years old and having covered 90,000 miles from new, the Phantom had a replacement factory engine (No BDF 51) fitted by main agents Lex Mead in Maidenhead, Berkshire. At some stage in the 1980's the Phantom was acquired by Mr P.Waschke living in Notting Hill, West London who kept it for a number of years.

1988 - The next known owner of the Rolls Royce was the Hon Colin Clarke, famous in his own right as a historian, but known also for being the brother of Alan Clarke the MP and noted collector of classic cars. Colin Clarke lived also in London based in the Hammersmith area. He only kept the Phantom for a few months however.

1989 - In February of 1989 City Land PLC, yet again based in Mayfair acquired the Phantom Limousine for the use of a Mr .A. Nissim. Maintenance during their tenure was with respected specialists Wesley and King in North London. The mileage at the time having reached 98'000 miles in total.

1993 - Finally Mr Chong Shan Wong, a Thai gentleman , living in Hong Kong purchased the James Young from P.J Fischer Classic Automobiles. Though the car was still in fabulous original condition at this stage , Mr Chong had the top half of the car painted, the interior completely re-trimmed in leather brand new dual air conditioning system designed and installed and so on. In all £45'000 in extras was spent on the car. Mr Wong has another James Young Phantom V in his collection in Hong Kong as well as 2 Mercedes 600 saloons , hence it is not so surprising the car only covered 800 miles in his 4 years of ownership !

The James Young Phantom V's have always been regarded by far and away the prettiest of the Phantom Limousine range. James Young produced four main designs for the Phantom V of which the most desirable designs are the PV 23 and PV 16, as found here. As a PV16 it is just one of 5 produced. An outstanding condition example in every respect, in perfect colours with an excellent province, but still sensible priced, this Phantom is a fabulous car.