Lot 164 - 1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III by James Young
|Odometer reading||83,162 miles|
|Estimate||£110,000 - £140,000|
- Comprehensive restoration
- Rare example
The Phantom III was the last of the pre-war cars built by Rolls-Royce. Introduced in 1936 it was the only V12 engined Rolls-Royce until the introduction of the Silver Seraph in 1998. Only the chassis and mechanical parts were made by Rolls-Royce. Car bodies were constructed and fitted by coachbuilders. The Phantom III was the last model that Henry Royce worked on.
This stunning Phantom III presents magnificently following a full restoration and an engine rebuild by leading model expert Mr. Matt Pickles. The coachwork was reconfigured into a two-door drophead coupé using an original 1930s hood frame and retaining 80% of the original coachwork by David Wall of Wroxham. The car is in tremendous condition presenting well in two-tone grey over black. The interior has new grey leather and new black carpets. Twin side mounted spare wheels add to the cars imposing appearance. The engine fired up from cold when requested and we are informed runs wonderfully. We are also told that the brakes have the feel of a modern car. The comprehensive paperwork that accompanies this Rolls-Royce is as impressive as the car itself and features invoices for all the works undertaken and volumes of technical literature for the car. Also present are a full set of small and large tools. This Rolls-Royce represents an opportunity to purchase the ultimate pre-war touring car.