Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Phantom I Restoration ProjectSOLD
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Registration Number: N/A Chassis Number: TBA

Sold: ú7,500

The new Rolls-Royce Phantom took over from the Silver Ghost in 1925, though the latter continued to survive as an alternative for some while. There was no great difference in the two cars other than the engine; the new chassis followed the lines of the old. The Phantom I was the shortest lived of all Rolls-Royce models, but was very well received at the time. The new 7,668cc engine led The Autocar to report in May 1925 "that the much improved acceleration and maximum speed of 80mph has not been brought about at the expense of the traditional Rolls-Royce silence and smoothness". Braking, steering and suspension were described as being above reproach.

A complete car weighed just under three tons unladen, despite which the top speed was not exceeded by many luxury cars of the day. Some 2,200 chassis were built in this country between 1925 and 1929, and the model was also being produced at the American factory in Springfield, Massachusetts, where 1,140 were made; the top coachbuilders took a great fancy to this chassis, some really spectacular cars being the result.

Offered here is a rare complete rolling chassis restoration project, which is ready to be re-bodied to its former glory by a new owner.

The engine number on the car is YP95, and the number 342924 is printed on the gearbox. In addition, the block casting number is E79845, and the rear axle bears the number YP85.

This is an excellent and very rare opportunity to acquire a complete chassis restoration project, which is ready and waiting to be restored and re-bodied by a skilful owner.

Reference Number 34046

as of 11/19/2008

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