Sedanca de Ville
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 3CM61
Engine Num: R98L
Sold for $286,000 at 2011 Gooding & Company.
Sold for $440,000 at 2014 RM Auctions.
The Phantom III was an entirely different car from the previous Phantoms with a V12 engine of 7338cc, 120 horsepower, four-speed transmission and weight of 6,160 lbs. With input from Gabriel Voisin, it had an international reputation of modern design and technology with independent suspension and other modern features. Only 710 Phantom IIIs were produced, with 130 delivered to members of the British Royal Family and to high-ranking nobility. The rear seating area has a bar with crystal decanter and goblets, radio, heater, clock, altimeter and speedometer.

This is a one-off Park Ward Coachwork body with cane work on the rear doors and a sliding roof over the chauffeur's compartment.

This Rolls-Royce Phantom III wears a Sedanca de Ville by Park Ward of London, in a duplicate of their design created for the 1937 London Motor Show at Earls Court. It has swept-back doors, a 'dipped' beltline, angled windscreen and division window, curved roofline, and decorative caning to the rear body. The interior compartment is elaborately trimmed and features bleached maple woodwork, folding tray tables and vanities, and an electric blind to ensure privacy.

The car's original owner was J.D. Clarke, a London real estate agent and surveyor. He would own the car as late as 1947. It was sold out of England for the first time in 1978, to Patricia Jean Geerke in the United States. A few years later, it returned to the United Kingdom, where it was given a complete restoration. After the work was completed, it crossed the Atlantic again and put on display at the Blackhawk Museum in California. It was later acquired by the late Malcolm S. Pray Jr. While in his care, it was awarded the Most Distinguished Rolls-Royce on display at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, as well as the Most Elegant Formal Sedan or Town Car at the Amelia Island Concours.

Since leaving Mr. Pray's care, the car has been repainted in the current shade of black.

Chassis# 3CM61

2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
Sale Price$440,000
2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
Lot was not sold
2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
Estimated Value:$350,000-$450,000 
Sale Price$286,000

Analysis

Chassis number 3CM61 Auction Sales History
2014$440,000
2011$286,000

2017 1
2014 1
2013 1
2012 2
2011 1
2010 2
2009 1
2006 1
2005 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$396,000$396,0001
2014$440,000$440,0001
2013$112,750$112,7501
2012$90,547$99,0002
2011$286,000$286,0001
2010$103,296$124,0922
2009$66,369$66,3691
2006$138,507$138,5071
2005$176,000$176,0001
2003$56,000$56,0001

Recent Sales

1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III All-Weather Tourer by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#:3DL56
Sold for $396,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
    
1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville by Park Ward
Chassis#:3CM61
Sold for $440,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
    
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville by Hooper & Co.
Chassis#:3-CP-200
Sold for $112,750
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
    
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Touring Limousine
Chassis#:Chassis#:3CM175
Sold for $82,093
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia
 
1938 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III CUSTOM 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#:Chassis#:D582
Sold for $99,000
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville
Chassis#:3CM61
Sold for $286,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
    
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:3CM177
Sold for $124,092
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca deVille
Sold for $82,500
  2010 Worldwide Auctioneers - The Houston Classic Weekend
 
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III 40/50hp Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:3CM181
Sold for $66,369
  2009 Bonhams - Automobiles d'Exception à Retromobile
 
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville
Chassis#:Chassis#:3CP62
Sold for $138,507
  2006 Coys Auction - True Greats
 
1938 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III CUSTOM 4 DOOR SEDAN
Sold for $176,000
  2005 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2005
 
1938 ROLLS-ROYCE P-111 TOURING SEDAN
Sold for $56,000
  2003 Kruse Auction - Ft.Lauderdale, Fl
 

No Sale

1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III SEDANCA DEVILLE3CM612013 BarrettJackson Scottsdale   
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Cabriolet3DL1162011 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley and Select PreWar Motor Cars and Automobilia $160,000$180,000
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Cabriolet3DL1162009 Bonham Les Grandes Marques à Monaco $275,000$350,000
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Mulliner Touring Limousine 2009 Classic Car Auction of Michigan$45,000  
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Four-Door Four-Light Cabriolet3DL562003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $70,000$80,000

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