1931 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Phantom I275,000 USD

1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Marlborough Towne Car Laudaulette. Body by Brewster. Gold Plated Factory Trim

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1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Marlborough Towne Car Laudaulette
Body by Brewster
Gold Plated Factory Trim

Used by Gloria Swanson in the Paramount Pictures special
“Paramount Presents” and “Sunset Boulevard”
1984 Miss USA Pageant Car (Nationally Televised)
An amazing pedigree of ownership!

Serial #: S449MR
Exterior: Black & Burgundy with Gold Trim
Interior: Burgundy & Beige
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual

*MORE PHOTOS TO COME*

Equipment
Gold anodized bumpers, gold anodized grille, gold anodized headlights, gold anodized windshield surround, gold anodized side mirrors, gold anodized ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’, 6 cylinder 7,668 cc motor, semi-elliptical suspension system, servo assisted brakes, dual fender mounted spare wheels, open drive compartment, stunning inlaid wood interior trim, burgundy leather upholstered chauffeur compartment, Smith’s gauges, one off Brewster build Laudaulette body, beige velour upholstered passenger compartment, beige wool carpeted passenger compartment, folding passenger jump seats, foot rests, flower vase, passenger clock, window blinds, alcohol decanters, black leather covered passenger roof, gold anodized roof trim, gold anodized rear lights, painter knock-off wheels, white wall tires, burgundy exterior paint with black fenders.

Highlights
* 1 of 2 cars known to have been ordered with 24kt detail, and the only one known to have been completely outfitted in 24kt, including bumpers.
* 1 of only 10 Bodied by Brewster & Co.
* The only one with this distinctive body style and three position top.

Fun Facts
The original owner was the son of Thomas Fortune Ryan, a wealthy New York Industrialist and one of the true Robber Barons of American History with an estimated wealth of over $200 million dollars. He was an avid collector of Limoges enamels, tapestries, bronzes, and other objects of art. John Barry Ryan must have inherited his father’s extravagant taste, as he ordered the Rolls-Royce with Factory Gold Plated Trim.

In 1974 the car was featured by Paramount Pictures in a Television Special, “Paramount Presents.” Gloria Swanson and the Rolls-Royce recreated her 1950’s film “Sunset Boulevard” for the Special. (Paramount Pictures Corporation letter and contact sheets are included.)

The Rolls-Royce was sold in 1975 to Claude Canada (Canada Coal Company) for $225,000 which was reported at that time to be the highest amount paid for a motor car in the United States. (Invoice on File)

Then in 1984 the glamorous Rolls-Royce was featured center stage in the Miss USA Pageant, which was nationally televised. Contestants performed to “Puttin’ On the Ritz” and actually made their entrance for the musical number from the car.

From then on, the car went into some of the most prestigious car collections in the world and has been extremely well cared for and maintained ever since.

This vehicle has been professionally apprised for a fair market value of $1,520,000.00 on 11/10/2014.

Closing
This is a very unique opportunity to buy a special piece of history and one of the most iconic cars of all times. This Rolls-Royce has tremendous service records, restoration photos, literature, documentation, and so on. The car was restored with the original color and the original nitro-cellulose lacquer. When it was stripped down to the bare metal there was not a single dent or blemish in the Brewster aluminum body. It’s not often you have the chance to acquired a vehicle like this one. The car is located in San Diego, California and can be sold and shipped anywhere in the world.

Asking Price: $275,000
All offers will be considered

Proceeds of the sale will be going to Cruise 4 Kids, 501(c)3 Charity

Please contact +1(619) 777-3659 for more information.

Reference Number 501387

as of 10/3/2019

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San Diego, 92111  Fax    State  California
United States  Mobile  6197773659  Country  United States United States
Overview
Car 1931 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Phantom I
VIN S449MR 
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Two-tone paint, Wire wheels
Interior: Cloth interior, Leather interior, Wooden trim 
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Known History

1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Marlborough Towne Car Laudaulette

Body by Brewster

Gold Plated Factory Trim

 

Used by Gloria Swanson in the Paramount Pictures special

“Paramount Presents” and “Sunset Boulevard”

1984 Miss USA Pageant Car (Nationally Televised)

An amazing pedigree of ownership!

 

Serial #: S449MR

Exterior: Black & Burgundy with Gold Trim

Interior: Burgundy & Beige

Transmission: 4-Speed Manual

 

*MORE PHOTOS TO COME*

 

Equipment

Gold anodized bumpers, gold anodized grille, gold anodized headlights, gold anodized windshield surround, gold anodized side mirrors, gold anodized ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’, 6 cylinder 7,668 cc motor, semi-elliptical suspension system, servo assisted brakes, dual fender mounted spare wheels, open drive compartment, stunning inlaid wood interior trim, burgundy leather upholstered chauffeur compartment, Smith’s gauges, one off Brewster build Laudaulette body, beige velour upholstered passenger compartment, beige wool carpeted passenger compartment, folding passenger jump seats, foot rests, flower vase, passenger clock, window blinds, alcohol decanters, black leather covered passenger roof, gold anodized roof trim, gold anodized rear lights, painter knock-off wheels, white wall tires, burgundy exterior paint with black fenders.

 

Highlights

* 1 of 2 cars known to have been ordered with 24kt detail, and the only one known to have been completely outfitted in 24kt, including bumpers.

* 1 of only 10 Bodied by Brewster & Co.

* The only one with this distinctive body style and three position top.

 

Fun Facts

The original owner was the son of Thomas Fortune Ryan, a wealthy New York Industrialist and one of the true Robber Barons of American History with an estimated wealth of over $200 million dollars. He was an avid collector of Limoges enamels, tapestries, bronzes, and other objects of art. John Barry Ryan must have inherited his father’s extravagant taste, as he ordered the Rolls-Royce with Factory Gold Plated Trim.

 

In 1974 the car was featured by Paramount Pictures in a Television Special, “Paramount Presents.” Gloria Swanson and the Rolls-Royce recreated her 1950’s film “Sunset Boulevard” for the Special. (Paramount Pictures Corporation letter and contact sheets are included.)

 

The Rolls-Royce was sold in 1975 to Claude Canada (Canada Coal Company) for $225,000 which was reported at that time to be the highest amount paid for a motor car in the United States. (Invoice on File)

 

Then in 1984 the glamorous Rolls-Royce was featured center stage in the Miss USA Pageant, which was nationally televised. Contestants performed to “Puttin’ On the Ritz” and actually made their entrance for the musical number from the car.

 

From then on, the car went into some of the most prestigious car collections in the world and has been extremely well cared for and maintained ever since.

 

This vehicle has been professionally apprised for a fair market value of $1,520,000.00 on 11/10/2014.

 

Closing

This is a very unique opportunity to buy a special piece of history and one of the most iconic cars of all times. This Rolls-Royce has tremendous service records, restoration photos, literature, documentation, and so on. The car was restored with the original color and the original nitro-cellulose lacquer. When it was stripped down to the bare metal there was not a single dent or blemish in the Brewster aluminum body. It’s not often you have the chance to acquired a vehicle like this one. The car is located in San Diego, California and can be sold and shipped anywhere in the world.

 

Asking Price: $275,000

All offers will be considered

 

Proceeds of the sale will be going to Cruise 4 Kids, 501(c)3 Charity

 

Please contact +1(619) 777-3659 for more information.