40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28
Lot 365
40,000 miles from new, 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine
Registration no. DOX 777C Chassis no. 5BX28
Sold for £57,500 (US$ 73,111) inc. premium

Lot Details
40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28 40,000 miles from new,1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5BX28
40,000 miles from new
1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine
Registration no. DOX 777C
Chassis no. 5BX28

Footnotes

  • With development of its dependable six-cylinder engine nearing an end and facing competition from faster rivals in the United States market, Rolls-Royce turned to V8 power as the 1960s approached. Introduced in the autumn of 1959, the new 6,230cc all-alloy engine graced the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II and Bentley S2 as well as the Rolls-Royce Phantom V. Alterations to the steering mechanism, now power-assisted as standard, were among the many modifications required to accommodate the wider engine in the existing chassis.

    Rolls-Royce's new limousine model, the long-wheelbase Phantom V effectively replaced both the royalty/heads of state-only Phantom IV and the Silver Wraith. The latter's relatively short - for a limousine - wheelbase had made it all but impossible for coachbuilders to provide adequate boot space in a comfortable seven-seater automobile, a shortcoming addressed by the Phantom V. Built on a much modified and strengthened Silver Cloud II chassis enjoying the same 145" wheelbase as the IV, the new Phantom measured over 6 metres (19' 6") in length and enabled coachbuilders to combine the desirable qualities of spacious interior accommodation with generous boot space and graceful lines. A lower final drive ratio ensured that, while top speed was a little down on that of its stablemates though still in excess of 100mph, the new Phantom could all but match them for acceleration.

    Rolls-Royce's in-house coachbuilder Park Ward Limited produced what was in effect the 'standard' seven-passenger limousine coachwork for the Phantom V. The usual upholstery for the front compartment was leather, which was also included in the list of alternatives for the rear along with West of England cloth. As one would expect in a car of this class, a cocktail cabinet was often incorporated into the rear compartment's cabinetwork, while electric windows and air conditioning were among the preferred options.

    Park Ward's design remained substantially unaltered until the introduction of the Silver Cloud III and Bentley S3 in the autumn of 1962 when it was revised to incorporate the new models' four-headlamp lighting arrangement and a completely new above-waistline treatment. Now built by the combined firm of Mulliner, Park Ward, the car lived on into the 1990s as the Phantom VI, its passing in 1992 marking the final demise of the separate-chassis Rolls-Royce.

    The current vendor purchased the Phantom at the Althorp House auction in 1995, becoming its fourth keeper, since when it has undergone an extensive mechanical and body restoration to the highest standards, being refinished to his own specification. A comprehensive record of this renovation is available for inspection.

    'DOX 777C' is finished in Harrods Green with golden basket weave to the side panels, while the interior is in green leather with the Harrods logo screen-printed to the headlining. Interior equipment includes a television, video player, analogue fax machine, telephones (x3), wine cooler and a cocktail cabinet. The occasional, or 'jump', seats have been removed. This unique and imposing limousine has covered only 40,000 miles from new and comes complete with restoration invoices and Swansea V5 registration document.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

25% up to £50,000 of hammer price,
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 of hammer price,
and 12% on the balance thereafter. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalogue.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, cheque with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveller's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Rob Hubbard
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5805
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7468 5802
Similar Items