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1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

Chassis number : 114WR

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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

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2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

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

1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Phantom I

(Data based on Model Year 1928 sales)
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I 40/50 HP
Chassis#: 94FH
Sold for USD$194,755
  2020 Artcurial : Andre Lurton Estate
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Etoile Town Car by Hibbard and Darrin
Chassis#: S275FP
Sold for USD$170,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1928 Rolls-Royce 20hp Limousine
Chassis#: GWL22
Sold for USD$27,714
  2019 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
Sold for USD$82,500
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformal Phaeton
Chassis#: S267FP
Sold for USD$329,500
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I St. Stephen Town Car Landaulette by Brewster
Chassis#: S243FP
Sold for USD$78,400
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I DUAL COWL TOURER BY BARKER
Chassis#: 83EH
Sold for USD$159,555
  2019 Coy's - London Classic
 
1928 Rolls-Royce 20hp Limousine
Chassis#: GWL22
Sold for USD$33,226
  2018 H & H Auctions - Duxford Motor Car Auction
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Étoile Town Car by Hibbard & Darrin
Chassis#: S275FP
Sold for USD$335,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer by Peter Thomas
Chassis#: 70KR
Sold for USD$81,400
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Open Tourer
Chassis#: 27AL
Sold for USD$35,151
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket Convertible Sedan by Brewster
Chassis#: S393KP
Sold for USD$99,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
Sold for USD$176,000
  2014 Motostalgia Auction - Seabrook K&W Auction 2014
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Special Roadster by Hibbard & Darrin
Chassis#: S297FP
Sold for USD$275,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Pall Mall
Chassis#: S103RP
Sold for USD$203,500
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Shooting Brake
Chassis#: 84FH
Sold for USD$179,671
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Tourer (Project)
Sold for USD$55,146
  2013 Shannons Sydney Custom & Collectable Auction at MotorEx
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I berline Trouville
Chassis#: S241FP
Sold for USD$57,705
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster
Chassis#: S205RM
Sold for USD$384,703
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I 'Pall Mall' tourer
Chassis#: S95PM
Sold for USD$169,269
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 

Rolls-Royce Phantom Is That Failed To Sell At Auction

1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Étoile Town Car by Hibbard & DarrinS275FP2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona $250,000$325,000
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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1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Profiles

1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
All Weather Touring Landaulet
Coachwork: Caffyns
Chassis #: 49FH
Engine #: VH35
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Boattail Tourer
Coachwork: FLM Panelcraft
Chassis #: 99EH
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Derby Speedster
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S 245 FP
Engine #: 22457
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Riviera Town Car
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S184PM
Engine #: 21846
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Town Car
Coachwork: Hibbard and Darrin
Chassis #: S275FP
Engine #: 22757
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Sedanca DeVille
Coachwork: Hibbard and Darrin
Chassis #: S187RP
Engine #: 21877
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Newmarket Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S393KP
Engine #: 20938
Vin #: 5521
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Derby Speedster
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S185FR
Engine #: 21858
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Special Roadster
Coachwork: Hibbard and Darrin
Chassis #: S297FP
Engine #: 22977
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Pall Mall Tourer
Coachwork: Merrimac
Chassis #: S103RP
Engine #: 21037
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Skiff
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: 114WR
Engine #: BD25
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Ascot Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Peter Thomas
Chassis #: 70KR
Engine #: VJ65
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 43AL
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Transformal Phaeton
Coachwork: Hibbard and Darrin
Chassis #: S267FP
Engine #: 22677
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
St. Stephen Town Car Landaulette
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S243FP
Engine #: 22437