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1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Limousine / 3DL184 Vehicle Information

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III photograph

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III photograph

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III photograph

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III photograph

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III photograph

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III photograph

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III photograph

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III photograph

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III photograph

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Sold for $143,000 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey.
This Rolls-Royce Phantom III is one of the final examples built and was bodied by H.J. Mulliner as a formal limousine for display at the 1939 Scottish Motor Show. Due to the onset of World War II, the show was canceled, and the Rolls-Royce was sent to the United States, where it was delivered to Mrs. Arthur Burrage of Boston. Another early owner was James Melton, who used the Rolls as his everyday car in Connecticut for some time in the early post-war era.

In 1951, the car returned to the United Kingdom and into the ownership of the Earl of Sefton, only to move back stateside when it was sold in 1963 to William Thill of Dubuque, Iowa. The car remained with Mr. Thill until 1997. Later owners include Robert Shaffner, who eventually sold it to the current owner, William B. Ruger Jr.

Mr. Ruger treated the Rolls-Royce to a cosmetic restoration by Fran Roxas with new Shell Gray and Tudor Gray paint and complementary upholstery. Dennison-Jayne Motors of West Chester, Pennsylvania completely rebuilt the engine. A new radiator was fitted and sealed-beam headlamps were installed. The odometer currently shows 80,176 miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2020



2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $75,000-USD $100,000 
Sale Price :
USD $143,000

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Limousine with Division
Chassis#: 3DL20
Sold for USD$78,400
  2021 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours dElegance Online Auction
 
1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Four-Door Cabriolet by Park Ward
Chassis#: 3 DL 118
Sold for USD$259,163
  2021 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Limousine by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: 3DL184
Sold for USD$143,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III image  1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III image  
1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Limousine de Ville by Hooper
Chassis#: 3DL180
Sold for USD$123,200
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
 
1939 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III CUSTOM PICKUP
Sold for USD$55,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1939 Rolls Royce Phantom III Limousine
Chassis#: 3 DL 182
Sold for USD$42,240
  2005 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1939 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III FORMAL TOWN CAR
Sold for USD$35,000
  2002 Kruse Auction - Dayton, OH
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III LIMOUSINE WITH DIVISION3DL202021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction $50,000$60,000
1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Four-Door Cabriolet3DL1182020 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction   

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Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vehicle Profiles
Sedanca deVille
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca deVille

Coachbuilder: Binder
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Sport Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sport Saloon

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1936

Sport Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sport Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon

Coachbuilder: Schutter and van Bakel
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Enclosed Limousine
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Enclosed Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: 3 AZ 226
Engine Num: N 14 M
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History

Sedanca de Ville
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 3AEX37
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Sedanca deVille
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca deVille

Coachbuilder: Windovers
Chassis Num: 3AX175
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: 3AX79
Engine Num: E98W
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History

3 Position Drophead
Rolls-Royce Phantom III 3 Position Drophead

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: 3AZ158
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: 3AZ174
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon

Coachbuilder: Barker
Model Year: 1937
Profile

Sedanca Coupe
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca Coupe

Coachbuilder: Barker
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Sports Torpedo Cabriolet
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sports Torpedo Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Barker
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Sedanca
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Model Year: 1937
Profile

Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Tourer
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Tourer

Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Four-Door Cabriolet
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Four-Door Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 3-BT-185
Engine Num: K-68-R
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Drophead
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Drophead

Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: 3AZ178
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Sedanca Deville
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca Deville

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: 3BT133
Engine Num: L58Q
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Voll & Ruhrbeck
Chassis Num: 3BT187
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Sports Limousine
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sports Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: 3BT85
Engine Num: V88G
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Sedanca Coupe
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca Coupe

Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: 3BU76
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: 3CM65
Engine Num: K48S (titled as K485)
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Sports Cabriolet
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sports Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 3CM81
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Sports Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: 3CM92
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Special Henley Coupe
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Special Henley Coupe

Coachbuilder: Inskip
Chassis Num: 3CP124
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Coupe

Coachbuilder: Vesters & Neirinck
Chassis Num: 3CP144
Engine Num: T48J
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Sedanca Coupe
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca Coupe

Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: 3CP178
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Roadster
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Roadster

Coachbuilder: Inskip
Chassis Num: 3CP18
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Sedanca de Ville
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville

Coachbuilder: Barker
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Cabriolet
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Mazzara & Meyer
Model Year: 1938
Profile
All-Weather Limousine
Rolls-Royce Phantom III All-Weather Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1938

Sedanca de Ville
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: 3-CP-200
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: 3AX193
Engine Num: V58F
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Sedanca de Ville
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 3CM61
Engine Num: R98L
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History

All-Weather Limousine
Rolls-Royce Phantom III All-Weather Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: 3DL56
Engine Num: H78W
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 3DL120
Model Year: 1939
Profile
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: 3DL122
Model Year: 1939
Profile

Limousine
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: 3DL184
Engine Num: N88Q
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History


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