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1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V

Rolls-Royce built a mere 18 Phantom IV chassis examples strictly for ruling heads of state before turning back to offering a Phantom for the 'wealthy masses' for 1959. They were tremendously expensive automobiles and produced solely to individual special-order. Just like earlier Rolls-Royces, the tradition of bespoke custom coachwork continued, clothed by the world's most renowned coachbuilders and skinned in aluminum and finished in the owner's choice of paint colors and trim.

The new top-of-the-range Rolls-Royce Phantom V, introduced in autumn of 1959, replaced both the Phantom IV and the Silver Wraith. It had a new 6,230 cc all-alloy V8 engine that was also used in the Silver Cloud II and Bentley S2 saloons, and it was built on a modified and strengthened Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 145-inch wheelbase chassis. Other featured included a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and servo-assisted braking. With suitably luxurious coachwork, the finished cars measured well over 20 feet in length. Despite its size, the Phantom V was still quite capable of exceeding 100 mph. Many of the first orders came from the royal families of Europe and other dignitaries, but the bulk of inquiries came from industry or private individuals. Over the course of its 9-year production run, 516 Phantom Vs were sold, and most were built in England.


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As the successor to the coveted Silver Ghost, Rolls-Royce buyers had high expectations for the original Phantom. When it was brought to market in 1925, the Phantom had no problems living up to the high standards of its intended customers. It was an excellent car of unrivaled quality that continued the traditions of Rolls-Royce while introducing a name that would eventually carry the company into a....
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Related Reading : Rolls-Royce Phantom V History

Unlike the Phantom IV, the later Phantom V and VI coach-built cars were available to anyone with the money to buy them. As well as heads of state and royal families, the Phantom was chosen by the newly wealthy among the more famous owners of a Phantom V was Beatle John Lennon. Built on a huge 3,683mm wheelbase, the vast majority featured Silver Cloud style bodywork built by Mulliner Park Ward. It....
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Related Reading : Rolls-Royce Phantom V History

The Rolls-Royce Phantom V was introduced in 1959 with a huge wheelbase of 145 inches, and a markedly rigid and strong chassis. A total of 516 of these models were produced during its production run until 1968. The Phantom V was based on the Silver Cloud II and shared its V8 engine and the automatic gearbox to GMs Hydra-Matic design. The chassis was the same as the Silver Clouds layout, but it was....
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1960 Vehicle Profiles

1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V vehicle information

Sedanca de Ville
Coachwork: James Young

Chassis Num: 5AS95
Engine Num: PV47A

Rolls-Royce produced just 18 examples of the Phantom IV, strictly for ruling heads of state. In 1959, Rolls-Royce turned back to offering a Phantom to the wealthy with the Phantom V, based on an all-new chassis design and included a new V-8 engine, t....[continue reading]

1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V vehicle information

Limousine
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.

Chassis Num: 5AS69
Engine Num: PV34A

The flagship of Rolls-Royce, the massive Phantom V, saw only 513 (as many as 516) built with only 133 receiving Park Ward all-aluminum coachwork. This Limousine is number 69 of the 101 built in 1960. It was delivered in April of 1960 and came equippe....[continue reading]

1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V vehicle information

Limousine
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.

Chassis Num: 5LAT12
Engine Num: V56A

This Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine was delivered new in July of 1960 to Josiah K. Lilly Jr. and was one of the first of the model to be sold in the United States. ....[continue reading]

1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V vehicle information

Limousine
Coachwork: James Young

Rolls-Royce introduced a new Silver Cloud in 1959 featuring a newly developed V8 engine along with a four-speed automatic gearbox based on the General Motors Hydra-Matic design. The Phantom rested on a long wheelbase and followed the Silver Cloud's l....[continue reading]

1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V vehicle information

Limousine
Coachwork: Henri Chapron

The Rolls-Royce Phantom V is an exclusive limousine produced from 1959 to 1968. Based on the Silver Cloud II, it shared a V8 engine and GM Hydra-Matic transmission with that model. Rolls-Royce assembled the cars' chassis and drivetrains, while bodies....[continue reading]

Sedanca de Ville by James Young
Chassis #: 5AS95 
Limousine by Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: 5AS69 
Limousine by Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: 5LAT12 
Limousine by James Young
 
Limousine by Henri Chapron
 

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#1#2#3Rolls-Royce
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)30

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