Lot 286 - 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Open Tourer
|Odometer reading||115,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £26,880|
With the launch of the new Rolls-Royce Phantom in May 1925, it became instantly obvious that Rolls-Royce had put to good effect the experience that the company had learned in the eighteen year production period of the Silver Ghost. Though not just a spearhead of innovation, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, later usually listed as Phantom I, featured an all new pushrod-operated overhead valve engine with detachable cylinder heads. From 7,668cc, the engine provided sufficient power to accelerate from walking pace to top speed with ease, rendering three of the four gears virtually redundant apart from starting from stationary or on Alpine passes. In this respect, as well as in every other detail, the new Phantom was a worthy successor to the universally acclaimed Silver Ghost.
Chassis 2YAL was believed to have been originally delivered new to an ancestor of Lord Lucan in August 1928 with Landaulette coach work but was converted in approximately 1960 to a boat tail open tourer. The car was purchased by the current vendor with plans to convert the car to a barrel sided tourer with the ash frame fitted in 1979 and the engine (#MQ15) overhauled by specialists Brunts of Newcastle earlier in 1972. The 2YAL comes with a green log book with the registration number RR 9687 and a test certificate dating back to 6th September 1966 where it was issued in Hull, Yorkshire.
Offered at no reserve this Rolls-Royce Phantom I project offers a unique opportunity to bring this magnificent machine back to its former glory.
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