The Phantom IV was introduced in the pre-World War II era, and powered by a straight 8 cylinder engine. It was made available to heads of state and royalty, and only 16 examples were produced. It was followed by the Phantom V, and then a mechanically updated Phantom VI in 1968.
This example was the first of eight State Landaulettes built on the Phantom VI chassis. It was a 'company car' to be used by Queen Elizabeth on her tour of Australia in 1970. However, royalty plans changed and the queen used local cars. This car features an electrically operated top opening just behind the driver's compartment, a rear seat that hydraulically rises four inches, a grab rail for standing passengers and extra illumination for the rear compartment. Built before today's security-conscious era, it was one of the last cars designed so the public could get a better view of the occupants.