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1926 Rolls Royce Phantom I Brougham De Ville (Phantom of Love)


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1926 Rolls Royce Phantom I Brougham De Ville by coachbuilder Charles Clark & Sons … ordered new by Clarence W Gasque for his wife Maude (Woolworth heiress), the car is known as the 'Phantom of Love' and has a Louis XVI style rear interior (which unfortunately I could not photograph).  

 

 

 

Sold by Bonhams December 2016 for £561,500

 

 

Photographed at recent Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Annual Rally Burghley House Stamford in the Vintage & Prestige Co.'s marquee.

 

 

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Rolls Royce Phantom I 7668cc 'Straight Six' OHV engine 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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1926 Rolls Royce Phantom I Brougham De Ville front interior … note original leather in good unrestored condition.

 

 

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1926 Rolls Royce Phantom I Brougham De Ville side view 

 

 

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1926 Rolls Royce Phantom I Brougham De Ville front view … note the chauffeur had to make do with a single windscreen wiper which barely sweeps the top half of the screen. 

 

 

All photos taken with Leica R 19mm Mk II / Sony A7SII … other 'longer' R wide-angle  lenses are not quite wide enough for comfortable use when photographing large cars in marquees. 

 

 

Best wishes 

 

 

dunk 

 

 

EDIT: More about the car http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4000854/Phantom-Love-vintage-Rolls-Royce-built-1926-gift-Woolworths-boss-s-wife-kitted-fine-art-tapestries-resembling-throne-room-Versailles-sells-561-000.html

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A very photogenic motor car.

Missed this year's RREC - normally only attend if a cousin takes his '70s Silver Wraith II. Much time is then spent spares hunting

Thanks.

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And this is Richard Biddulph, the Vintage and Prestige Classic Car Co. Director in his very smart 'event attire' … but this portrait was taken last year.

 

 

 

 

Leica SL / 24-90

 

dunk

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I wonder what the future holds in store for classic cars assuming that in 25 years time we'll likely be driving electrically powered vehicles and demand for petrol / diesel fuel will likely be much reduced / minimal compared to today? Currently, budget price classic car enthusiasts have no problems affording fuel and a classic car can be an everyday use vehicle … but if petrol prices increase dramatically their running costa / affordability could make them uneconomical to own and use regularly. 

 

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I wonder what the future holds in store for classic cars assuming that in 25 years time we'll likely be driving electrically powered vehicles and demand for petrol / diesel fuel will likely be much reduced / minimal compared to today? Currently, budget price classic car enthusiasts have no problems affording fuel and a classic car can be an everyday use vehicle … but if petrol prices increase dramatically their running costa / affordability could make them uneconomical to own and use regularly. 

 

dunk

 

Hello Dunk,

 

Don't worry. There will be petrol/diesel available in the same store on the corner where you go to buy film for your M3.

 

Nice photos, by the way.

 

Best Regards,

 

Michael

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