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Rossfeldt: Rolls-Royce and Bentley / From the Dawn of the 20th Century into the new Millennium

Rolls-Royce Phantom I
(Made in England, 1925 - 1929)

Rolls-Royce Phantom I, 1927, #124NC, H.J. Mulliner Weymann Saloon
Rolls-Royce Phantom I, 1927, #124NC, H.J. Mulliner Weymann Saloon. Under license from Weymann's patent to clad the body's wooden skeleton with waterproof fabric instead of aluminium panels H.J. Mulliner built this saloon - and achieved a light and rattle-free coachwork.

With the launch of the Rolls-Royce New Phantom in May 1925 it became instantly obvious that Rolls-Royce had put to good effect the experience that the company had learned in the eighteen year production period of the R-R Silver Ghost. Though not just a spearhead of innovation the Rolls-Royce New Phantom, later usually listed as Phantom I, featured an all new pushrod-operated overhead valve engine with detachable cylinder heads. From 7,668 cc the engine provided sufficient power to accelerate from walking pace to top speed. Indeed three of the four gears were almost redundant apart from starting from rest or on Alpine passes. - In this respect as well as in every other detail the New Phantom was a worthy successor to the universally acclaimed Silver Ghost.

Technical Data:
6 cylinder in-line engine in two groups of three, push-rod operated valves located in one-piece detachable cast iron cylinder head (from 1928 aluminium alloy cylinder head); aluminium alloy crankcase; bore x stroke 108 x 139.7 mm (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in), capacity 7,668 cc, dual ignition with coil and magneto; single dry-plate type clutch, 4 speed gearbox, spiral bevel final drive; semi-elliptic springs front, cantilever springs rear; 4-wheel brakes servo-assisted; wheelbase 3,638.55 mm (143 1/4 in) or 3,822.7 mm (150 1/2 in), tyre size 33 x 5.

Rolls-Royce Phantom I, 1928
Rolls-Royce Phantom I, 1928, #3CL, Hooper Sedanca de Ville. Hooper listed several reigning monarchs as their customers and indeed were unrivalled in the excellence of craftmanship.

No. made:
2269 Rolls-Royce Phantom I (GB)

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