Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine

In 1959, the Rolls-Royce Phantom V debuted alongside the Silver Cloud II, powered by the new 6,230-cc aluminum V-8. The Phantom V was considerably larger than the prior Silver Wraith, and despite its impressive dimensions, road testers praised the Phantom V for its ability to cruise in excess of 100 mph over long distances in near-total silence.

Phantom V production continued through 1968 with just 581 produced, including 195 with handsome A.F. McNeill-designed custom coachwork by James Young. Three James Young-bodied versions were offered, including a seven-passenger limousine, a touring limousine and a Sedanca deVille.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.

185 bhp, 6,230 cc V-8 engine, four-speed automatic gearbox, independent front suspension with unequal-length wishbones, coil springs and anti-roll torsion bar, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, radius rod and electrically-controlled shock absorbers, and hydraulic front, hydro-mechanical rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 144"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Paul Markow

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