Skiff
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis Num: 114WR
Engine Num: BD25
An order for this Rolls-Royce was placed on the 27th of June in 1928 by British Army Lt. Colonel (later Sir) James Nockells Horlick, O.B.E., M.C., M.P., of Little Paddocks, Sunninghill, Berkshire, England. He ordered this Phantom 1 Series G2B short-wheelbase chassis with a 40/50 hp engine. He also requested that the car be at least as fast over the road than 19TC, a Y-Series Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 owned by Sir E. Hasich.

The car was given an All-Weather custom four-passenger Skiff body constructed by H.J. Mulliner, Ltd. Mr. Horlick specified the car to have all nickel-plated fittings, adjustable black-painted radiator shutters, a louvered and lockable bonnet, a high-speed rear axle, a 100 mph speedometer, leather spring gaiters, and the battery leads to be installed inside the frame. He also requested a second spare wheel and two extra tires, along with a Spirit of Ecstasy radiator mascot.

Seven months after placing his order, the completed chassis was sent to Mulliner's in Chiswick, West London, which set about building the sporting open 2+2 body of wood-framed aluminum with a sharply-slanted windshield.

The twin spare Dunlop 21-inch wire wheels, which matched the four on the ground, were carried in the rear of the body. It was also given 'steps', or running boards, which could accommodate 100 lbs of luggage. The rear seats featured inflatable cushions. The instrument panel was different from other P1 models. In the front were a set of Barker dipping headlamps.

A Rolls-Royce warranty card number 6060 was issued on April 20, 1929. It was assigned registration RX3892.

The Colonel had the car for just a few months. The next owner was Mr. Alfred Pearson, Esq. of Sheffield. In November of 1933, it was sold to Captain A.V. Harvey of Chelsea, London, who retained ownership through the war years. In October, 1947, this Rolls-Royce was acquired by another lawyer, Mr. J. Emsley, Esq., of Bradford, and by September 29, 1950 it was in the care of Mr. C.C. Tetlock, Esq. of the Manchester School of Motoring in Manchester.

In the early 1960s, the car was offered for sale through Gardner's of Old Oast House in Canterbury, Kent. It was still in England in 1964, owned by Charles Allix, who drove it to Goodwood for the 60th Anniversary celebration of the start of Messers.

The car was later purchased by Seattle-area collector and restorer Dick Hooper. Upon arriving in the United States, it was driven to Mr. Hooper's home. It enjoyed one additional brief outing before it was taken off the road. A new head-gasket by Adams & Oliver had been installed prior to its export to the US. However, the work was not done correctly, and water leaked into several cylinders, and the engine eventually rusted and froze. The car was sent over to Eastern Washington for a rebuild and there it languished until the early 2000s. After Mr. Hooper's passing in 2007, the car, still largely disassembled, was tracked down and returned to Seattle by Mr. Hooper's son, Mr. McEwan, and others.

The car was purchased by Glynn Morris prior to coming into the care of its current caretaker.

This Skiff has never been restored and currently displays 97,822 miles, which are believed to be original. It has a fabric folding top, but currently lacks side curtains, spare wheels, and tools.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2015

Chassis# 114WR

2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
Estimated Value:$300,000-$400,000 
Lot was not sold

Analysis

Chassis number 114WR Auction Sales History
2015Pre-Sale Estimates: $300,000 - $400,000

2017 1
2016 2
2014 4
2013 5
2012 3
2011 8
2010 3
2009 4
2008 2
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$81,400$81,4001
2016$67,076$99,0002
2014$208,543$275,0004
2013$194,965$384,7035
2012$400,582$687,5003
2011$217,377$687,5008
2010$132,498$200,7503
2009$267,162$701,4584
2008$146,500$183,0002
2007$35,000$35,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1928 sales)
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer by Peter Thomas
Chassis#:Chassis#:70KR
Sold for $81,400
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Open Tourer
Chassis#:Chassis#:27AL
Sold for $35,151
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket Convertible Sedan by Brewster
Chassis#:S393KP
Sold for $99,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
    
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
Sold for $176,000
  2014 Motostalgia Auction - Seabrook K&W Auction 2014
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Special Roadster by Hibbard & Darrin
Chassis#:S297FP
Sold for $275,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
    
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Pall Mall
Chassis#:S103RP
Sold for $203,500
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
    
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Shooting Brake
Chassis#:Chassis#:84FH
Sold for $179,671
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Tourer (Project)
Sold for $55,146
  2013 Shannons Sydney Custom & Collectable Auction at MotorEx
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster
Chassis#:Chassis#:S205RM
Sold for $384,703
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I berline Trouville
Chassis#:Chassis#:S241FP
Sold for $57,705
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I 'Pall Mall' tourer
Chassis#:Chassis#:S95PM
Sold for $169,269
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Special Roadster
Chassis#:S297FP
Sold for $308,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
    
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Torpedo Tourer
Sold for $453,747
  2012 RM Auctions - London
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Speedster
Chassis#:S185FR
Sold for $687,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
    
1928 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Tilbury Saloon
Chassis#:S123RP
Sold for $60,500
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
    
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Torpedo by Wilkinson
Chassis#:Chassis#:55DC
Sold for $95,184
  2011 Silverstone : The Walter Hayes Sale
 
1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I PICCADILLY ROADSTER
Chassis#:Chassis#:S39LFM
Sold for $264,000
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1928 Rolls-Royce 20hp Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:GFN8
Sold for $42,470
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1928 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I Sportsman Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:91EH
Sold for $200,228
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1928 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM I 40/50 HP TORPEDO
Sold for $126,933
  2011 Automobiles sur les Champs 2
 

No Sale

1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I 40/50HP SKIFF114WR2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $300,000$400,000
1928 Rolls-Royce PI Brewster T&C 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall$140,000  
1928 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Newmarket Convertible SedanS393KP2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla$130,000$150,000$200,000
1928 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I Shooting Brake84FH2012 Bonhams Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars $200,000$300,000
1928 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Town Car by Hibbard & DarrinS275FP2011 RM Auctions at Monterey$235,000$250,000$300,000
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Newmarket ConvertibleS 393 KP2011 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $200,000$250,000
1928 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I Sedanca De VilleS113RP2009 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia $60,000$70,000
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Piccadilly RoadsterS391 FM2009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $250,000$280,000
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Sedan 2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$170,000  
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Torpedo 2008 Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia   
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Hall Lewis Sedanca DeVille Towne Car 2007 RM Auctions Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction   
1928 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I Regent Convertible Coupe32 CL2006 Bonhams A Sale of RollsRoyce, Bentley and Select PreWar Motor Cars and Automobilia $65,000$85,000
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Landanlette71AL2005 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia $150,000$180,000

Comparables

Similar sales to the $184,939 range.
1970 SHELBY GT500 CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $184,250
2017 Dragone Lime Rock Park
2010 Ferrari California Convertible
Chassis#:Chassis#:ZFF65LJA4A0175388
Sold for $185,000
2017 Mecum : Monterey
2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster
Sold for $185,000
2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod
Sold for $185,500
2017 Mecum : Houston
1936 Alvis 4.3-Litre SA Drophead Coupé
Chassis#:Chassis#:13178
Sold for $186,329
2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
1985 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
Chassis#:Chassis#:VF3741R76E5100012
Sold for $184,232
2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series I Roadster
Chassis#:Chassis#:1E1080
Sold for $185,371
2016 Silverstone Auctions : NEC Classic Motor Show
1963 Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 OTS
Chassis#:Chassis#:879618
Sold for $185,752
2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
1901 Decauville 8 1/2 HP Twin-Cylinder Four-Seat Rear-Entrance Tonneau
Chassis#:Chassis#:163
Sold for $185,032
2016 Bonhams : London to Brighton Run Sale
1977 Ferrari 512 BB
Chassis#:Chassis#:22251
Sold for $185,203
2016 Coys at Alexandra Palace
1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo
Chassis#:Chassis#:WPOZZZ93ZKS000415
Sold for $185,148
2016 Silverstone Auctions : Porsche Sale
1934 Bentley 3½ litre Roadster ‘The Ian Pitney Special'
Chassis#:Chassis#:B183AE
Sold for $186,216
2016 Historics at Brookland
1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster Chassis #62
Chassis#:Chassis#:850062
Sold for $186,117
2016 Silverstone Auction - Classic Sale
1963 Bentley Continental S3 cabriolet
Chassis#:Chassis#:BC56LXA
Sold for $183,191
2016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
1966 PORSCHE 911
Chassis#:Chassis#:304193
Sold for $183,700
2016 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster
Chassis#:Chassis#:879578
Sold for $185,315
2016 Historics at Brookland
1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster
Chassis#:Chassis#:879578
Sold for $185,315
2016 Historics at Brookland
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe
Chassis#:Chassis#:9114600666
Sold for $184,560
2016 Silverstone : The May Sale
1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II 4.2 FIXED HEAD COUPE
Chassis#:Chassis#:1R 25720
Sold for $186,688
2016 Mossgreen-Webb : The Roy Savage Collection of Classic Cars
1989 PORSCHE 930 TURBO CABRIO
Chassis#:Chassis#:WP0EB0933KS070080
Sold for $183,700
2016 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach



Vehicle information, history, and
specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2017 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.