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1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe

1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe
1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe Coachwork by Jonckheere The exotic "Round Door" Rolls-Royce was delivered new in 1925 with a Hooper Cabriolet body to its first owner, a Mrs. Hugh Dillman of Detroit, MI. It appears the car never left England and was re-sold virtually new to the Raja of Nanpara. In about 1934, a subsequent owner sent the car to Jonckheere of Belgiu, to be fitted with this fashionably aerodynamic coachwork complete with twin sunroofs, round doors, a large fin, and a sloping radiator shell. Once thought to have been owned by the Duke of Windsor, the concours-winning car then passed through the hands of several other owners before being discovered in New Jersey in the early 1950's in near derelict condition. Max Obie later acquired the unusual Rolls-Royce, had it painted gold, and charged curious individuals one dollar to enter a special enclosure to view the car. The Phantom then spent time on the East Coast of The U.S. and in Japan before coming into the possession of the Petersen Automotive Museum in 2001.
by Douglas

1925 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Tourer

1925 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Tourer
1925 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I WINDOVERS ALL WEATHER TOURER 1925 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I WINDOVERS ALL WEATHER TOURER ID# YO6111 This car was one of the first “New Phantoms” to be built back in 1925. Records show, that there was an accident shortly after she had been loaded at the docks bound for America, resulting in the cargo ship sinking to the bottom of the sea. The vehicle was subsequently recovered and sent back to the Rolls-Royce factory where it was completely rebuilt using a brand new chassis. It was retained by Rolls-Royce as their ‘development’ car for the next three years of its life and is thought to have been used as the personal transport of Henry Royce for this period. It was completely ‘reconditioned’ by the Factory in 1928 prior to being sold as a second-hand vehicle for a pricey sum. The car was sold to a ‘Lady’ in Scotland and just after the outbreak of World War II, this noble Lady donated the vehicle to the Scottish division of the Red Cross. The rear end of the bodywork was ‘chopped down’ and the vehicle then served its time out as an ambulance until the end of the war. Ironically and somewhat coincidentally, the color of the vehicle had been previously changed to Yellow over Black, emulating the storyline of the Rolls-Royce chronicled in the film ‘The Yellow Rolls-Royce’. Restored to her former glory sometime in the early sixties, back to the exact specification and color scheme she left the factory, in 1967 she was shipped back once again to the USA to her new keeper via the SS Queen Elizabeth. Twenty years later she changed hands again, returning once more to England. One wonders how long it will be before she gets itchy feet and sets sail across the Atlantic again? For Sale by: The Auto Collections Located in the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 Phone: 702-794-3174 Email: sales@autocollections.com Website: www.autocollections.com
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