Rolls-Royce Phantom III – Classic Cars Wiki

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Rolls-Royce Phantom


The Rolls-Royce III was the final large pre-war Introduced in 1936, it replaced the II and it was the only V12 Rolls-Royce until the introduction of the Silver Seraph. 727 V12 III chassis were constructed 1936 to 1939, and many survived. Although chassis ceased in 1939 (with one chassis being built in cars were still bodied and delivered in 1940 and

The very last car, completed in 1941, was not delivered to its until 1947.



The III is powered by an aluminium-alloy V12 of 447in³ (7.32L), having a of 3.25 inches (82.5 mm) and a of 4.5 inches (114.3 mm). It is a engine with overhead operated by a single camshaft in the between the cylinder banks. cars had hydraulic tappets or, a unique system of eccentric in each individual rocker was actuated by a small hydraulic the eccentric bushing ensuring valve-lash at the rocker/valve interface.

This system was changed to adjustable tappets in 1938. The III is unusual for its twin ignition with two distributors, two coils and 24 plugs. Fuel is provided by a SU electric pump.

Wire are fitted as standard, but many carry Ace wheel discs.

The car features on-board jacking and a chassis lubrication system, by a lever inside the driver’s Independent front suspension by a spring-based system is complemented by a semi-elliptical spring unit in the The car has a 4-speed manual transmission synchromesh on gears 2, 3 and 4. Overdrive was in 1938. The car has 4-wheel servo-assisted applied by cable (using a made under licence Hispano-Suiza).

The radiator shell is of Staybrite

The sheer bulk of the car is reflected in its figures. An example tested in by The English Autocar magazine a top speed of 140 km/h (87½ and a 0 – 60 mph (0 – 96 km/h) time of seconds. The overall fuel quoted from that test was 28 litres per 100 kilometres (10 8.4 mpg-US).

Bodywork Edit

Only the and mechanical parts were by Rolls-Royce. The body was made and by a coachbuilder selected by the owner or a who might have cars for showroom stock. Some of the famous coachbuilders who produced for Rolls-Royce cars are Park Mulliner, Hooper and Thrupp

Body types as well as included saloons, coupés, and A handful of used cars been converted to hearses and brakes.

Film and television appearances

In 1964, more than 20 after the end of production, the villainous Goldfinger (played by Gert drove an excellently preserved and yellow Phantom III (Chassis #3BU168 Sedanca de Ville by Barker), knowing that its strength would be able to the weight of the vast amounts of that he smuggled around

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