1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V / 5AT76 Chassis Information

Coachwork: James Young
Chassis Num: 5AT76
Sold for $407,000 at 2015 RM Sothebys.
The Phantom IV, the rarest Rolls-Royce of all, was replaced in 1959 by the Phantom V. When the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith production came to an end, demand remained for a limousine version of the Rolls-Royce. The Phantom V had a newly designed 144-inch wheelbase chassis and powered by a new V8 engine which was paired with the General Motors-patented Hydra-Matic transmission with servo-assisted braking. In total, 832 examples of the Phantom V models were produced with just 108 of those fitted with James Young coachwork. Every Phantom model was built to order, meaning that no two are exactly alike.

The Sedanca de Ville body designed and coachbuilt by James Young Ltd. was considered by contemporaries to be the epitome of elegance and fine coachwork. It was the most expensive Rolls-Royce at the time apart from the specially ordered State Landaulette.

This particular car is one of only seven James Young PV22SD cars to be built. It was selected to be the Earls Court London Show Car for 1960 and was meticulously ordered by Elsie Tritton, an important Rolls-Royce customer. Tritton was very particular about the interior of the car and her order specified that the occasional seats be replaced with burr-walnut-lined lockers to match the woodwork in the center armrest. The lockers (cabinets) were fitted with crystal decanters and glasses, and smokers' accoutrements. The paintwork was to be Midnight Blue with white fine coach lines, which she later had changed to gold. The chauffeur's compartment was to be upholstered in Connolly leather, with the passenger compartment in a rare beige striped William Planes wool twill, beige carpets, and burl walnut veneered cabinetry and trim.

Records indicate that her new car was delivered to Tritton at her home at Godmersham Park in Kent at 11:30 am on Saturday, January 21, 1961 - 'promptly', as per her instructions.

Mrs. Tritton used the car as her primary form of transportation. About 10 years after she purchased the car, she returned it to James Young for a restoration. In 1971, it was sold to J. Seward Johnson, and was transported to the United States. Four additional owners enjoyed the car before it was acquired in 2008 by its current caretaker, who had some restoration work performed on the car.

Chassis# 5AT76

2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
Pre-Auction Estimates :$500,000-$600,000 
Sale Price : $407,000
2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
Pre-Auction Estimates :$500,000-$700,000 
Lot was not sold


Chassis number 5AT76 Auction Sales History
2015Pre-Sale Estimates: $500,000 - $700,000

2015 1
2013 2
2012 1
2011 1
2010 1
2008 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Sedanca de Ville by James Young
Chassis#: 5AT76
Sold for $407,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine
Chassis#: 5BX28
Sold for $91,196
  2013 The Beaulieu Sale, Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine
Chassis#: 5BV97
Sold for $123,776
  2013 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine
Chassis#: 5LAT82
Sold for $137,000
  2012 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V 7-Passenger Limousine
Chassis#: 5LVB27
Sold for $101,750
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Touring Limousine
Chassis#: 5AS93
Sold for $67,022
  2010 RM Auctions - Sporting Classics of Monaco
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Saloon
Chassis#: 5LVB27
Sold for $97,900
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Sedan
Sold for $104,500
  2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction

No Sale

1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Sedanca de Ville5AT762015 Gooding & Company Arizona $500,000$700,000
1961 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V SEDAN 2003 Kruse Auction Ft.Lauderdale, Fl$70,000  


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