In 1935, the Phantom III replaced the Phantom II to meet the growing competition from European and American manufacturers with V12, V8 and inline power units. The decision to use a V12 design would be Royce's last major contribution to the Rolls-Royce Company. In total, there were 710 of these great 7,338cc V12's built by 1939.
This Barker-designed Sedanca Coupe is believed to be the only one in the United States. The car was restored by Rolls-Royce in 1961-1962. The current owner purchased in the car in 1967.