EUR 197,535JPY 24,279,051BGN 386,339CZK 5,326,537DKK 1,470,235GBP 180,000HUF 72,102,323PLN 888,928RON 961,720SEK 2,062,030CHF 212,805ISK 31,882,181NOK 2,171,662HRK 1,491,490RUB 17,736,192TRY 1,776,237AUD 324,728BRL 1,274,063CAD 308,036CNY 1,569,081HKD 1,789,945IDR 3,432,174,100ILS 797,766INR 16,984,965KRW 269,200,971MXN 5,103,105MYR 959,507NZD 350,744PHP 11,215,654SGD 315,839THB 7,277,394ZAR 3,942,941
Offered for: GBP 180,000
Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Weymann-Type Saloon in the style of Gurney Nutting King Edward VIII
Registration: UC 6
Chassis no: 14 RF
Engine no: OM 85
Mileage shown: 20,000
14RF was originally ordered by HRH The Prince of Wales who later became King Edward VIII. Chassis records show
Much like King Edward himself 14 RF seemed to vanish from the spotlight; the chassis was accidently discovered by marque and restoration expert Ted Overton. Mr Overton was visiting a Suffolk farmyard in the 80’s with the intention of purchasing a Bentley chassis, he saw the Phantom chassis next to the Bentleys’ and offered to buy this as well, only for the farmer to refuse, saying "No, that's the King's car". Taking note of the engine number - 'OM15' - Mr Overton was able to confirm the farmer's story. Despite the farmer's initial reluctance to sell the Kings Phantom was soon under his ownership.
The restoration then began and lasted an impressive 30 years. Mr Overton who is well know for building Bentley specials completed the work to the finest of standards. The entire car was stripped, every nut and bolt fettled, re painted and re-assembled. Pictures on file show the first road test of the rolling chassis after 10 years of work.
Once the chassis was completed the bodywork began; The body has been rebuilt as an exact copy of the original Gurney Nutting Weymann-type saloon. Original pictures were used for this process, including an extract from page 63 of Rolls-Royce The Derby Phantoms by Lawrence Dalton.
A pair of 1928 front wings was located and altered to comply with those shown in the photographs, while the rear wings were made from scratch together with a suitable rack for the trunk.
The radiator shutters were missing and a 5 year tenure was spent on locating the correct set. Following the rebuilds completion, the fascinating story of the royal Phantom's discovery and restoration was published in Majesty magazine. Having successfully covered some 1,000 miles in the rebuilt Rolls-Royce, Mr Overton decided it was time to move the car on to a new owner.
The current vendor; who has a fine collection of Rolls-Royces has now decided to downsize and over this magnificent vehicle for sale.
The appearance of this Phantom is certainly striking; the entire body and bonnet are fabric covered in fabric, this continues onto the rear trunk . The bumpers, wings, head, side and spot lamps are all finished in gloss black. The windscreen frame has a Matt black finish, in fact other than nickel the only light colour is the faint red coachline to the wheel discs.
It is impossible to miss the iconic Rolls-Royce radiator grille, although this is somewhat shadowed by the Britannia mascot. The mascot is an exact replica of the original, which is now owned by the current Prince of Wales, the mascot on 14RF was in fact made with his permission and from the original mould that is held at Beaulieu Museum.
To the road the exterior darkness goes and the engine truly comes to light, she pulls wells in every gear, the change is smooth and simple, the road holding is excellent, this is clearly a remarkably well built machine that would be more than capable of long distance driving.
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