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Rolls-Royce Phantom I
(Made in USA, 1926 - 1931)

Rolls-Royce Phantom I, Brewster Style Roadster
Rolls-Royce Phantom I, 1929, #S111FR, Brewster Style Roadster. The Phantom I made in the U.S.A. were delivered with lefthand drive.

The Phantom I from the US-plant in Springfield made its debut about one year after the New Phantom from Derby. At first it was intended to market the new model with rear wheel brakes only but bowing to popular demand this idea was rectified. As regards coachwork the Springfield Phantom often had more elegantly proportioned and more practically engineered coachwork than its English counterpart. To some extent this might have been influenced because Rolls-Royce of America had supplied their customers quite often complete motor cars with bodies by RRCCW (Rolls-Royce Custom Coachwork) and later purchased one of the leading American coachbuilders, Brewster of New York. The technical independence initiated with the American Silver Ghost continued - the American Phantom I was different from the English one from the very beginning.

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 two coils, single dry plate type clutch; 3 speed gearbox with centre gear change; spiral bevel final drive, suspension by semi-elliptic springs front, cantilever springs rear; rear wheel brakes (from 1927 4 wheel brakes servo-assisted); wheelbase 3,644.9 mm (143 1/2 in) or 3,721.1 mm (146 1/2 in); tyre size 33 x 6.75

Rolls-Royce Phantom I, 1928, #S128RP
Rolls-Royce Phantom I, 1928, #S128RP. This car with it's original Brewster 'Warwick' limousine body had been star exhibition in a Dutch collection for many years.

No. made:
1243 Rolls-Royce Phantom I (USA)

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