If you wonder what boxing has to do with one of the most elegant cars on sale at Historics 18th May sale, wonder no more…
The ‘1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville by Gurney Nutting’ is quite a name, and fitting bearing in mind it takes the prize as the longest car consigned to the 18th May 18 sale. The favoured ‘wheels‘ of the ruling classes, the oh-so-stately Phantom III had enormous style and flair, and was powered by a mighty, silky-smooth V12 engine of 7,300cc.
Exclusively coachbuilt, the bodywork of this supreme Phantom III was crafted by J Gurney Nutting and is truly exemplary with respect to detail and comfort.
Approaching its 85th birthday, this fine pre-war car was originally supplied to the Marquess of Queensbury, whose family is better known for establishing the rules of boxing. It has spent most of its life in the USA where its 100mph capability and epic proportions would, if required, have put paid to the home-bred emulators of style.