1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Sport Phaeton Boldride.com – Pictures, Wallpapers

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Rolls-Royce began to build in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1921. The was chosen for its proximity to major markets and important suppliers as as the supply of skilled craftsmen in the armories of the Connecticut River and the New England machine tool The first 40/50hp Silver were shipped knocked from England and assembled in under the direction of a cadre of fifty experienced Rolls-Royce who emigrated from Derby.

slowly began to evolve, substituting locally-sourced components for from English suppliers and effecting specific modifications to to better adapt American-build automobiles to the North American

More significantly, the bespoke, coachwork that graced chassis did not fit American buying and from the beginning Rolls-Royce standard coachwork, usually and trimmed to order. Bodies ordered from a number of coachbuilders in quantities of up to twenty at a They were badged Custom Coach Work” and built by Brewster, but also by Springfield, New Haven, Merrimack, and Biddle and Smart.

By 1923 was good enough for Rolls-Royce to its own coachworks in Springfield. In quality of finish and fittings the Rolls-Royce Coach Work bodies and Rolls-Royce cataloged coachwork Brewster (after its acquisition in are as good as anything built in the world. In design they are to be among the most attractive, pleasing and functional bodies built for any luxury marque.

The 40/50hp Silver Ghost was in 1926 by the Phantom I, suitably for lefthand drive and manufacture in the States. Introduction of the Phantom I with integration of Brewster’s with Rolls-Royce’s American and the addition of several new offerings the very attractive open Derby and Speedster. Called car styles by other manufacturers, described them in its advertising as Sport Phaetons, a description aptly characterizes their style and flair.

By 1929 further changes had made to the Springfield Phantom, an aluminum cylinder head, exterior brightwork, flat bar servo-assisted four-wheel brakes, radiator shutters and conical housings. Highly evolved to to the road conditions and driving of North American customers, ample parts and service from both Rolls-Royce and a network of U.S.-based suppliers, it is no that in this booming Rolls-Royce sold some 350

One of them was this beautiful Sport Phaeton, delivered to E. Bell, California entrepreneur and of the exclusive Los Angeles enclave of Bel A double Olympic tennis in 1904 (bronze in singles and in doubles), Bell had begun to Bel Air in 1922 and its success is mirrored in the beauty and exclusivity of Bell’s Phantom I Ascot, the ideal to the balmy weather and active that symbolizes Los Angeles and Bel

The Ascot’s elegant lines are the same as the highly regarded phaeton and its near-identical twin, the rear fender Speedster, and similar to the extremely rare Roadster. Refined by a nearly continuous concave accent at the raked single piece and gracefully flowing fenders, the sporting flair and superb make it one of the most attractive of all Springfield Rolls-Royces. Its appearance complements the nearly silent of the Phantom I chassis and driveline, a combination of attributes which collectors have seen fit to with replica coachwork but on is supplied from new by Rolls-Royce.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in of 2009 at the Arizona Biltmore Spa, Phoenix, Arizona and in of 2011 at the Portola Hotel Spa and Conference Center, Monterey,

113hp, 7,668 cc inline engine, three-speed manual live axle suspension front semi-elliptical leaf and rear cantilevered leaf four-wheel servo-assisted drum Wheelbase: 146 1/2

Source: RM Auctions

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