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1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Inskip Limousine
Quantity Views Date Posted
1 4597 12/4/2008
Asking Price Shipping Amount Condition
$70,000.00 None Auction Results
Description: Offered For Sale At Auction By:
Kruse International
5540 County Rd 11A
Auburn, IN 46706
Phone: 800-968-4444
Email: info@kruse.com
Website: www.kruse.com
Date: November 7-9, 2008


1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Inskip Limousine
Title in transit. This vehicle is a one-off example crafted in 1937 for Count Joachim Von Ribbentrop, who was Germany’s Foreign Minister and a key player under Adolph Hitler. 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Limousine. The body was to be installed on his P III, 4-door convertible for all season driving. The conversion was never completed due to the outbreak of World War II. The convertible and its new body were purportedly liberated to the United States by a veteran at the end of the war. In the 1970’s, the Inskip body and Von Ribbentrop’s P III were discovered in a barn in Maryland by the former chairman of the Phantom III society, Bob Shaffner. Mr. Shaffner arranged for the purchase of the new (at the time) Inskip body to Dr. G.W. Beckett of Portland, Texas. Dr. Beckett removed the Windovers body from 3AX163 and installed the Inskip. Mr. Shaffner subsequently purchased the car after Dr. Beckett’s work had been completed. The current Chairman of the Phantom III society stated that he did, in fact, hear of Von Ribbentrop’s ownership. Mr. Steve Stuckey, the present archivist for the P III society has also confirmed this. A Phantom III limousine without a divider is quite rare, which coincides with the Von Ribbentrop connection, as it was not a common practice for Germany’s elite officers to have dividers in their automobiles., The car benefitted from a most extensive restoration, including a Robert Johnson engine rebuild from 1992-1994. In 1994 at the Philadelphia Rolls-Royce Owners Club event, 3AX163 was judged 91.75 points, while taking the Blenheim award. In 2004- 2005 she underwent a thorough mechanical and cosmetic refresh and a breathtaking, ALL NEW interior with wood by Madera. Chassis number: 3AX163. One-off coachwork by J.S. Inskip. Interesting history. It was also the last of the great 40/50 horsepower cars with which Sir Henry Royce was directly involved. As an aside, he was Knighted during his tenure working on the P III.
Lot #749
Final Bid: $70,000
Keywords: 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Inskip Limousine


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