Rolls-Royce 40/50 Phantom I Cabriolet
Rolls-Royce introduced the New Phantom, later to be known as “Phantom I,” as a successor to the long-running Silver Ghost in May 1925. The engine was new, with overhead-valves and a larger, 7,668 cc displacement. Originally scheduled as a cabriolet by Manessius of Paris, there are notations that a three-passenger torpedo was later contemplated. In any case, the chassis came off test on 12th October and was shipped on 22nd December 1925 to Boulogne.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
40/50 hp, 7,668 cc overhead-valve six-cylinder engine, dual ignition with coil and magneto, four-speed manual gearbox, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and live rear axle with cantilever leaf springs, four-wheel servo-assisted brakes. Wheelbase: 3,639 mm (143.25")
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Tom Wood