1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom ISOLD

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Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Tan
Doors: 0

Rolls-Royce built the finest automobile in the world in Springfield, Massachusetts specifically for the U.S. market. Many Rolls-Royce owners feel the Springfield-built cars were better assembled than those built in Derby. Even more maintain that the catalog coachwork from Brewster -- which was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1926 -- was superior in construction and design to the catalog coachwork from British and European coachbuilders. In any event, they were specifically adapted to the needs of the U.S. market, with lefthand drive, radiator shutters, 6 volt electrical systems, 3-speed transmissions, Bijur centralized lubrication, canister oil filter and carburetor air filter. This fine 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Salamanca de Ville is a superb example of the style, elegance and quality of the Springfield built Phantom I and of the coachwork by Brewster. Finished in refined black with black leather in the chauffeur's compartment and luxurious tan mohair cloth in the rear, it rides on black centerlock wire wheels with chrome lockrings with 7.00-21 blackwall Dunlop tires. The chauffeur's compartment has a folding tendelet and sliding division window. The exterior is graced by nickel plated Bausch and Lomb drum headlights, dual sidemounted spares and a luggage trunk. The fortunate occupants of the rear compartment have a clock, smoker's kit, jump seats and pulldown privacy shades on the side and rear windows. It is an older restoration which is recorded in the November 1976 issue of the Owner's Club publication Flying Lady as being the winner of the Rolls-Royce Trophy. The restoration's workmanship, materials and attention to detail are impressive by their longevity and the subsequent care which it has received. It was done right when restored and has been consistently and carefully maintained while also seeing some use and touring miles. It is both elegant and imposing, but still a fine car for touring. Recently serviced and comprehensively detailed , the car looks as though it was restored just a few years ago. Originally delivered to K.S. Guiterman of Hewlett, NY, the next owner of record was Dr. Maxwell Lane of Brooklyn New York who purchased the car in 1942. subsequesnt owners were Frank hand of Virginia, Aurthur stern Of Pittsburgh who purchased it in 1957 and Harry Young of Beaver Pa who owned it from 1959 to 1964. The car has been featured on the cover of The Rolls Royce Club publication. It is one of only 22 Springfield Phantom I's recorded in John Webb de Campi's Rolls-Royce in America as bodied with this coachwork. It embodies the spirit of the late Twenties and the style and stature of the Rolls-Royce Phantom I.

Reference Number 189798

as of 8/23/2012

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Car 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
VIN S181RP 
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