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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer

  • Coachwork by Brewster
  • Chassis Number: S401MR
  • Engine Number: 22019
The Rolls-Royce New Phantom was introduced in 1925 as a replacement for the long-lived Silver Ghost. At its heart, a new overhead-valve six-cylinder engine displaced 7,668cc.

The New Phantom could be ordered with 'factory' bodywork, usually by coachbuilders Brewster & Company. Brewster had built its own automobiles from 1915 up to the time of its acquisition by Rolls-Royce. With design input from sales manager J.S. Inskip, the list of bodies included the Ascot sport phaeton, the New York roadster, the Regent convertible coupe, and the closed Avon sedan.

This particular New Phantom was built in Springfield, Massachusetts, and originally wore a Huntington Limousine body. It was sold new to a Margaret Wallin from New York in 1930, who kept it until 1957 when it was sold to a Mr. Matthews, also from New York. In 1976, Drew Anderson acquired the car from Mr. Matthews.

The Rolls-Royce remained in the Anderson family for over three decades, long after Mr. Anderson's passing. It rested patiently in a barn for many years until it was acquired by the current caretaker in June 2009. The current owner, along with his father Giuseppe Fusco, had a passion for restoring classic Rolls-Royce automobiles. The car was then transported to Germany, where it underwent a nut & bolt restoration with no expense spared by a Rolls-Royce specialist. The bodywork was crafted in Italy, drawing upon original documents and measurements from other Ascot Phaeton Tourers. It was given an original Midnight Blue Rolls-Royce color, and the interior and roof were crafted from Chesterfield design leatherwork. Custom-made side windows and a trunk for storage in front of the rear luggage compartment were added, and the 1930s-style trunk was reupholstered and restored. The six chrome wire-spoke wheels were made in England and wrapped with new tires.

Upon its restoration competition, the car was shown at the international Concours in Schwetzingen, where it claimed victory in Class C. In 2017, it won again at the Schwetzingen Concours, securing not only the Class C award but also second place in the Best of Show category, along with the Classic Gala Trophy.

This 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer is powered by a 7,668cc overhead valve inline six-cylinder engine breathing through a single Rolls-Royce carburetor. It produces 113 horsepower at 2,300 RPM and has a three-speed manual transmission, four-wheel drum brakes, and a leaf spring suspension.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2023

2023 Bonhams : Quail

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $240,000-USD $340,000 
Lot was not sold

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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