The 1963 Geneva Motor Show,1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine  Chassis no. 5VA61
Lot 108
1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine
Coachwork by James Young Registration no. MPB 348K Chassis no. 5VA61
Sold for £ 34,500 (US$ 44,845) inc. premium

Lot Details
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The 1963 Geneva Motor Show
1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine
Coachwork by James Young

Registration no. MPB 348K
Chassis no. 5VA61

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1959, Rolls-Royce's Phantom V limousine 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 'Cloud II chassis, the new Phantom measured over six metres in length and enabled coachbuilders to combine the desirable qualities of spacious interior accommodation with generous boot space and graceful lines. A lower axle 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.

    This James Young-bodied Phantom V limousine was displayed at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, as confirmed by the R-REC chassis cards. Sold to a Mr Müller at the show, it was purchased by the lady vendor's late husband in December 1971. The late owner was always chauffeur driven in his Rolls-Royce, and after his death his wife continued to be chauffeured weekly until 2014. Since then the car has been laid up. The interior has been removed to facilitate refurbishment of the dashboard and door cards, and all parts are believed to be present. Accompanying documentation consists of a V5C document and the aforementioned chassis cards. It is hoped that additional paperwork will be available at the sale. Sold as viewed.
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