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1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

Chassis number : S302LR

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Sold for $170,500 at 2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey.
The Parisian firm of Hibbard & Darrin initially functioned as a design house, with their commissions executed in Belgium by established coachbuilders including d'Ieteren or Vanden Plas. A shop at Puteaux was later opened and soon they began specializing in one-off creations for Hispano-Suiza, Mercedes-Benz, Stutz, Packard, and Duesenberg (among others). Many of the designs created for the Rolls-Royce Phantom I chassis focused primiarly on convertible stytles with patented metalworking methods, making use of cast structures and sheet paneling formed with a proprietary aluminum alloy. Between 1928 and 1932, the Hibbard & Darrin designs would be applied to 35 Phantom I chassis. The bodies were completed in France and then shipped in small batches to Brewster Co. of Long Island City, New York where they were then finished and adapted to their respective chassis. Of the 35 Hibbard & Darrin Phantom I vehicles, five are believed to hae been the dual-cowl 'Transformable Phaeton' convertible body style.

This particular 1929 Springfield Phantom I Transformable Phaeton was delivered new to its first owner, Samuel Jaskow of New York City, on August 28th of 1932. It originally wore a 'St. Andrew' Town Car body by Brewster, but it was then re-bodied by the factory at Jaskow's request.

Among the styling features of the Hibbard & Darrin coachwork is the scrolled door handles, trapezoidal windows nested within the matching convertible top, and 'Sylentlyte' construction method of using hand-formed sheets and thinly cast structures of aluminum alloy wrapped around a wood and aluminum structure. Only the front and rear fenders of this Transformable Phaeton are composed of conventional steel. The interior features fine hardware and inlaid woodwork, and the rear windshield disappears into the cabin divider via a hand-operated roller.

Around 1944, the car was acquired by S. Mindlin of Manhattan. Its third owner, Harry Walendorf Jr. from Manhattan, acquired it in 1955and it remained in his care until the early 1960s. From there, the car passed through several collections along the East Coast of America until 1977, when it was acquired by Philip Wichard of Huntington Bay, New York. A the time, the car had just received a complete restoration and was finished in maroon and red livery.

The nephew of Howard 'Dutch' Darrin acquired it from Wichard in March of 1995. Since then, over $12,000 worth of routine mechanical servicing has been performed.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2022

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2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $130,000-USD $150,000 
Sale Price :
USD $170,500

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Phantom I

(Data based on Model Year 1929 sales)
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Avon Touring Sedan
Chassis#: S320LR
Sold for USD$26,880
  2022 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformable Phaeton by Hibbard and Darrin
Chassis#: S302LR
Sold for USD$170,500
  2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer
Chassis#: S368LR
Sold for USD$302,000
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$154,000
  2020 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Huntington Sedanca de Ville
Chassis#: S324LR
Sold for USD$63,955
  2019 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket Tourer
Chassis#: S253KR
Sold for USD$191,865
  2019 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer by Brewster
Chassis#: S398KP
Sold for USD$280,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer
Chassis#: S203KR
Sold for USD$660,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer by Barker
Chassis#: 82OR
Sold for USD$247,172
  2018 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer by Brewster
Chassis#: S178FR
Sold for USD$274,400
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Riviera Town Car by Brewster
Chassis#: S390LR
Sold for USD$825,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Stratford Coupé Coachwork by Brewster
Chassis#: S285FP
Sold for USD$130,433
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
 
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Henley Roadster by Brewster
Chassis#: S303LR
Sold for USD$682,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I ASCOT SPORT PHAETON
Chassis#: S368LR
Sold for USD$275,000
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Berwick Sedan Coachwork by Brewster
Chassis#: S199FR
Sold for USD$19,800
  2016 Bonhams : Preserving the Automobile
 
1929 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I Roadster
Chassis#: 118KR
Sold for USD$83,751
  2016 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer by Brewster
Chassis#: S368LR
Sold for USD$302,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer by Barker
Chassis#: 820R
Sold for USD$390,432
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I TRANSFORMAL PHAETON
Chassis#: S319KP
Sold for USD$660,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I image  
1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Brewster
Sold for USD$176,000
  2014 Motostalgia Auction - Seabrook K&W Auction 2014
 

Rolls-Royce Phantom Is That Failed To Sell At Auction

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1929 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP PHANTOM I LIMOUSINE42KR2021 Bonhams : Goodwood Festival of Speed $65,000$75,000
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Sports Phaeton 2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours $220,000$280,000
1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I ASCOT TOURERS178FR2015 BarrettJackson Scottsdale   
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer by MerrimacS368LR2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions $400,000$500,000
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot TourerS203KR2013 Coys Athena, Greece   
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot TourerS178FR2013 Gooding and Company The Scottsdale Auction $350,000$450,000
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot PhaetonS346 KP2011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $150,000$170,000
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I 2008 Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia $100,000$140,000
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Regent Convertible Coupe 2008 Leake Auctions Tulsa 36th Annual QuikTrip Center$300,000  
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I 2007 Gooding & Company $225,000$275,000
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket Convertible SedanS216KR2005 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia $130,000$150,000
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket Convertible Sedan 2004 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $140,000$160,000
1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I PHAETON 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$20,000  

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1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Profiles

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
St Andrew Town Car
Coachwork: Brewster
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Henley Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S182PM
Engine #: B6004
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Lonsdale Limousine
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: 5290 KR
Engine #: 20909
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
York Roadster
Coachwork: Brewster
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Ascot Phantom
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S364LR
Engine #: 21649
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Limousine Sedan
Coachwork: Brewster
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Ascot Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Ascot Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S178FR
Engine #: 21788
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Sport Phaeton
Coachwork: Murphy
Chassis #: S 287 FP
Engine #: 22877
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Springfield Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Ascot Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S346KP
Engine #: 20468
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Derby Speedster
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S158FR
Engine #: 21588
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Murphy
Chassis #: S293FP
Engine #: 22937
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Newmarket Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S210KR
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Ascot Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S398KP
Engine #: 20988
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: Hibbard and Darrin
Chassis #: S235KR
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Riviera Town Car
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S390LR
Engine #: 21909
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Ascot Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S368LR
Engine #: 21689
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Transformal Phaeton
Coachwork: Hibbard and Darrin
Chassis #: S319KP
Engine #: 20198
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Henley Roadster
Chassis #: S303LR
Engine #: 21039
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Ascot Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S203KR
Engine #: 20039
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Fleetwood
Chassis #: S317LR
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
York Roadster
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S148PR
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
York Roadster
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S381LR
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Riviera Town Car
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S268KR
Engine #: 20689
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Transformal Phaeton
Coachwork: Hibbard and Darrin
Chassis #: S302LR
Engine #: 21029
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Lonsdale Limousine
Coachwork: Brewster
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I vehicle information
Avon Touring Sedan
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S320LR
Engine #: 21209