1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I / 114WR Chassis Information

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
Pre-Auction Estimates :$300,000-$400,000 
Lot was not sold


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

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1928 sales)
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer by Peter Thomas
Chassis#: 70KR
Sold for $81,400
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Open Tourer
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#: 84FH
Sold for $179,671
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#: S205RM
Sold for $384,703
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I berline Trouville
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#: 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#: 55DC
Sold for $95,184
  2011 Silverstone : The Walter Hayes Sale
Chassis#: S39LFM
Sold for $264,000
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
1928 Rolls-Royce 20hp Saloon
Chassis#: GFN8
Sold for $42,470
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
1928 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I Sportsman Saloon
Chassis#: 91EH
Sold for $200,228
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
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


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