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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Windblown Coupe

  • Coachwork by Brewster
  • Chassis Number: S132PR
In 1921, Rolls-Royce opened a new factory in Springfield, Massachusetts to build its famous Silver Ghost cars. After building 1,701 Ghosts the model was supplanted by New 40/50 hp Phantom (later known as the Phantom I) in 1925.

In the Pre-War era, Rolls-Royce did not make bodies for its cars. Customers could choose bespoke coachwork from any coachbuilder, but American customers were encouraged by the factory to choose Brewster Coachwork because Rolls-Royce had a financial interest in the coachbuilder.

The Phantom employed a new pushrod-OHV straight-6 engine displacing 7,668cc's. Constructed as two groups of three cylinders with a single detachable head, the engine was described by Rolls-Royce as producing 'sufficient' power. Features included adjustable radiator shutters and a disc-type clutch replacing the old single dry plate clutch.

The chassis is the same as the Silver Ghost and would continue unchanged until the Phantom II in 1929. Just like the Silver Ghost, the New Phantom was also produced by Rolls-Royce of America. This was a subsidiary set up in December of 1919, when the parent company acquired the American Wire Wheel Company's plant in Springfield, Massachusetts.

This unusual-looking Springfield-made Phantom I Brewster Coupe is known as the 'Windblown Coupe' because of its unique rear-slanted body style - although, when it was presented, it was named the 'Super Sport.' The 2-door, 4-passenger Phantom I boasts laminated running boards, Marchal headlamps, and diamond-pleated broadcloth upholstery. The body was originally designed for the new and as-yet-unseen Phantom II chassis but due to production difficulties, this Phantom I chassis was made available just in time for the car's debut at the New York Auto Show titled 'The Aristocracy of Motordom,' held at the Commodore Hotel in November 1929. The body was built by Brewster and publicity photos were taken on the windswept roof of Brewster's New York showroom. This Rolls-Royce has been in the same family (three generations) for 40 years.

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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Phantom I

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformable Phaeton by Hibbard & Darrin
Chassis#: S317KP
Sold for USD$390,000
  2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Imperial Faux Cabriolet
Chassis#: 79OR
Sold for USD$127,500
  2022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Salamanca
Chassis#: S476MR
Sold for USD$128,800
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Tourer by Brewster
Chassis#: S402MR
Sold for USD$340,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket Convertible Sedan by Brewster
Chassis#: S282KR
Sold for USD$74,800
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Mitosinka Collection
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket Convertible Sedan by Brewster
Chassis#: S126PR
Sold for USD$209,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I NEWMARKET ALL WEATHER PHAETON
Chassis#: S126PR
Sold for USD$178,750
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I YORK ROADSTER
Chassis#: S111FR
Sold for USD$352,000
  2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformal Phaeton
Chassis#: S317KP
Sold for USD$742,500
  2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket
Chassis#: S126PR
Sold for USD$198,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Newmarket All Weather Phaeton
Chassis#: S126PR
Sold for USD$187,000
  2013 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformal Phaeton
Chassis#: S317KP
Sold for USD$524,000
  2012 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Sale, Az
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket
Chassis#: S484MR
Sold for USD$99,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: S368LR
Sold for USD$403,000
  2010 Bonhams - Quail Lodge
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket
Chassis#: S126PR
Sold for USD$170,000
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Salamanca
Chassis#: S476MR
Sold for USD$275,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Dover Limousine
Chassis#: S469MR
Sold for USD$68,425
  2005 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia
 
1930 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 Newmarket Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: S126PR
Sold for USD$170,000
  2004 Bonhams - MOTOR CARS
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 Rolls-Royce PI Newmarket Conv Sedan
Chassis#: S126PR
Sold for USD$140,250
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars and Boats at the Houston Classic
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I REGENCY
Sold for USD$28,050
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Rolls-Royce Phantom Is That Failed To Sell At Auction

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot TourerS401MR2023 Bonhams : Quail $240,000$340,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Imperial False Cabriolet79OR2022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Enthusiast Auction   
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Dual Cowl TourerS402MR2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction   
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I NEWMARKETS126PR2015 BarrettJackson Scottsdale   
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Dover LimousineS153PR2005 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley & Selected PreWar Motor Cars & Automobilia $55,000$75,000
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I TOURING 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$150,000  

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