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Lot 54

2014   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2014

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket

Coachwork by Brewster

SOLD $198,000

Estimate

$175,000 - $225,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

S126PR

Car Highlights

Very Correct, Well-Documented Example
Versatile Seven-Passenger Model
CCCA Senior Award Winner

Technical Specs

7,668 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single 2-Jet Carburetor with Starting Carburetor
113 BHP
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Mechanical Brakes with Independent Hand-Operated Rear
Brakes with Servo
Solid-Axle Suspension with Leaf Springs
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Rolls-Royce established its motorcar production facility in Springfield, Massachusetts, in October 1919 and immediately began building the “Springfield Silver Ghost.”

Most Springfield cars were bodied by either Rolls-Royce Custom Coachwork or Brewster of New york. the Brewster Newmarket was soon one of the most sought-after body styles of the era. Approximately 67 Newmarkets were built for the Springfield Phantom I chassis.

Chassis no. S126PR has been meticulously maintained, and the restoration has retained its exemplary appearance and condition. the original Newmarket body has stayed with the chassis not only due to conscientious owners, but because Brewster was one of the best-quality coachbuilders of the time. Built toward the end of the model series, S126PR featured advancements, including servo-assisted brakes, a vacuum-fed fuel supply, and a “Bijur” centralized lubrication system, which lubricates the chassis with just one pump of a handle every 100 miles.

The Phantom Newmarket is truly a convertible, multi-functional motorcar with impeccable road manners. It’s a sporting model with the top down, yet with the top and windows closed, passengers can enjoy the luxury of a formal town car. Beautifully preserved, this Rolls-Royce is poised to offer its fortunate new steward the unique experience of owning one of the finest American cars produced at the pinnacle of the Classic Era.