Lot 164 - 1972 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI
|Odometer reading||64,687 miles|
|Estimate||£65,000 - £75,000|
- Cocktail cabinet and television to the rear
- Delightful condition
Introduced alongside the Silver Cloud II and Bentley S2 in the Autumn of 1959, Rolls-Royce's new limousine model, the long-wheelbase Phantom V, effectively replaced both the royalty/heads-of-state-only Phantom IV and the Silver Wraith. The latter's relatively short wheelbase (for a limousine) had made it all but impossible for coachbuilders to provide adequate boot space in a comfortable seven-seater automobile, a shortcoming addressed by the Phantom V. Rolls-Royce's in-house coachbuilder Park Ward Limited (later Mulliner Park Ward) produced what was, in effect, the 'standard' seven-passenger limousine coachwork for the Phantom V. This timeless design would survive until 1990, being built in near identical Phantom VI form from 1968, when separate air conditioning for front and rear compartments was standardised together with the Silver Shadow specification 6230cc V8 engine. The usual upholstery for the front compartment was leather, which was also included in the list of alternatives for the rear, along with West of England cloth. As one would expect in a car of this class, a cocktail cabinet incorporated into the rear compartment's cabinetwork was one of a host of options that also included electric windows and air conditioning.
This delightful Rolls-Royce was first registered on 18th April 1972. The vendor is a fastidious collector of Phantoms and has enjoyed a long acquaintance with the marque. This example was supplied by Howells Garages (Cardiff) Ltd as confirmed by the original invoice. Specification included the list of extras as; white wall tyres, badge bar, 12” flagmast to the roof, special handles trimmed in leather, swage line mouldings and cocktail cabinet including television. Finished in Coffee Bean Brown and brown leather trim piped in cream, this Rolls-Royce is in exceptional condition and has clearly been very well cared for. The paintwork is in very good order as is the interior. The chromework, of which there is plenty, is virtually unmarked and the walnut wood exceptional. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a history folder this Phantom also has Radford style rear bumper stools. With style, grace, luxury all under one roof, is there any wonder these cars have been enjoyed by the rich, the famous and royalty throughout the world.
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