Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville
In 1932, Henry Royce made the decision to proceed with the design of the Phantom III, code-named “Spectre,” but unfortunately, he passed away while it was still on drawing boards. Featuring an all-aluminum V12 engine with cast-steel wet liners, an X-braced welded chassis and an independent front suspension, the Phantom III was a revolutionary design that was introduced in 1935 and produced through 1939, with just 710 chassis built.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
180 bhp, 7,338 cc overhead-valve V12 engine, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 142".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel