A total of 16 State Landaulettes have been built since the body style was introduced in 1965 - five on the Phantom V chassis and 11 on the Phantom VI chassis. This car, the first on the Phantom Vi chassis, was built for Queen Elizabeth's tour of Australia in 1970. Some of the unique features on the car are a rear seat which rises 3.5-inches to allow her public better visibility, blue police light and fitting for royal coat of arms and removable front and rear bumpers so it could be loaded into the royal yacht Britannia.
The car is powered by a 90-degree V8 engine with a displacement of 6230cc, 145-inch wheelbase and weighs 6,045 pounds. The 15th State Landaulette was delivered in 1980. It was thought to be the last, until the Sultan of Brunei, Rolls-Royces' most important client at the time, insisted they build one more in 1986. Craftsmen from the old Willsden factory were brought out of retirement for the job and after two years the 16th and final state Landaulette was delivered.