BONHAMS TO OFFER HISTORIC ROLLS-ROYCE HERITAGE COLLECTION ON BEHALF OF BENTLEY
CORNERSTONES OF THE MARQUE'S HISTORY INCLUDING THE LAST ROLLS-ROYCE EVER BUILT AT CREWE


Goodwood Revival
8 Sep 2018
Chichester, Goodwood

Rolls Royce heritage fleet is a significant collection of coachbuilt motor cars that was manufactured at Crewe under the combined company of Rolls-Royce and Bentley. These cars have been held under the custodianship of Bentley motor cars since the company was divided in 2000. Bonhams has consigned this marvelous collection of eight historically important motor cars and one highly sought-after registration plate for its Goodwood Revival Sale on 8 September.

The star of the collection is the 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette with coachwork by Hooper & Co which is estimated at £1,000,000-2,000,000. This is identical to the model in which Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was driven to Windsor Castle on her wedding day to Prince Harry, highlighting the significant role that Rolls-Royces have always played to the British royal family.

The 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V 'High Roof' State Limousine is another imperious motor car offered in the collection, a model favoured by royalty, captains of industry and heads of state on their most important engagements. It is estimated at £1,000,000-1,500,000.

A further highlight of the collection is the cherished registration plate RR01, surely the holy grail for any true Rolls-Royce enthusiast.

Malcolm Barber, Co-Chairman of Bonhams, commented: 'This is a remarkable collection of cars, and one that beautifully illustrates the history of one of the most celebrated and prestigious companies in the world. Rolls-Royces have been present at countless historic events in recent British history, and the heritage fleet encapsulates the most significant models produced by the marque. We are delighted to have been chosen to offer such an important collection, and it illustrates the longstanding connection and mutual respect held between Bonhams and the most important automotive companies in the world.'

The collection also includes:

- 2002 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible, the last Rolls-Royce ever built at Crewe (£180,000-220,000)
- 2002 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph 'Park Ward' Long wheelbase saloon (£70,000-110,000)
- 2002 Rolls-Royce Seraph Saloon, last Silver Seraph produced (£70,000-100,000)
- 1994/5 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible IV (£200,000-250,000)
- 1979 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine (£400,000-600,000)
- 1985 Rolls-Royce 'Centenary' Silver Spur Saloon (£80,000-100,000)

Contacts
  1. Malcolm Barber
    Specialist
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8238
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