1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
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The Phantom I was a continuation of the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. It was launched in May of 1925 and introduced many technical improvements using many of the mechanics of its predecessor. Keeping to the tradition of Sir Henry Royce, it was an evolution rather than a revolution. The Phantom I was available in two sizes, a 143.5-inch or 150.5-inch wheelbase. The transmission was nearly identical except for a new, single dry plate clutch which proved to be easier to operate, quieter, and smoother. Production of the Phantom I continued until 1931.
This rare Caffyn bodied vehicle can be driven as either a Landaulet or all-weather Touring Sedan. It is finished in primrose cream with black wings and trim. The fitted luggage cases in the trunk are original.
It was created for a London banker named R. Foster, Esq., and was accompanied by a price tag of 1689 pounds. In 1934 it was sold to Montagne D. Bannister of Staplefield, Sussex.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2008
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