Lot 582: Rolls Royce Phantom I Trouville Town Car
According to records provided by the Rolls-Royce Owners Club, 'S241FP' was delivered new with Oxford sedan coachwork by Brewster, which had been transferred from Silver Ghost 'S208ML'. Its first owner was a Mr Thomas who kept the car for only a few months before it passed to Mrs Mary E H Rutter, a noted philanthropist from Utica, New York. Five years later it was decided to bring the car up to date by commissioning a new Trouville Town Car (sedanca) body. Mrs Rutter died in 1941 and it would seem that the car then passed to L W Bristow of Portland, Maine as it is known to have been with him by 1942. R-ROC records list only one other keeper: G Walter Johnson of Wilbraham, Massachusetts in the mid-1970s. 'S241FP' is described as generally presentable; the paintwork is original, retaining Mary Rutter's initials, while the nickel/German Silver brightwork, the leather/cloth interior and the electrics are likewise entirely original. The electrics are in full working order; including the buzzer to call your chauffeur! The engine turns over and appears in generally good condition, although the cylinder head has at some time suffered a freeze crack. Included in the sale is a spare cylinder head that has benefited from previous repairs. Representing a wonderful opportunity to acquire a rare and elegant Phantom preserved in highly original condition, 'S241FP' is offered with copies of factory build sheets and customs documents showing EU duties paid.
Grand Palais Sale|
Bonhams, Paris, France
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€43125|
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