Lot 19

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Coupe

Coachwork by James Young

SOLD $207,200


$250,000 - $300,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

One of Only Two James Young-Bodied Phantom V Coupes Built
Well-Documented with Copies of Chassis Cards
Original US-Specification, Left-Hand-Drive Model
Well-Preserved Restoration by Marque Experts
Listed in Lawrence Dalton’s Rolls-Royce: The Elegance Continues

Technical Specs

6,230 CC OHV V-8 Engine
Twin SU HD6 Carburetors
Power Undisclosed
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Drum Brakes
Front Unequal-Length Double-Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Asymmetric Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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Debuted in late 1959 alongside the Silver Cloud II and sharing its new V-8 engine, the Phantom V took its place as Rolls-Royce’s largest and most opulent model. Continuing its tradition of careful evolution, Rolls-Royce made few changes to the Phantom V during its production run, which ended in 1968 with 832 built.

Coachbuilder James Young produced just two two-door Phantom V models, including this car, chassis 5LBV69. According to copies of factory records, this original US-specification model was ordered, via New York dealer J.S. Inskip, by Frank V. Gill of Millbrook, New York. Further records show subsequent owners in the eastern US, followed by a 1980s sale to Mr. N.V. Lalemant of Belgium. According to invoices on file, Mr. Lalemant had extensive refurbishment work done to the Rolls-Royce by the experts at P & A Wood in the UK and numerous specialists in the Netherlands.

During the late 2000s, the Phantom was purchased by the consignor, who placed it into predominantly static storage in his private collection in the US. Although offered in running and driving condition, and with a recent service by British car experts, this glamorous James Young-bodied Phantom V will likely require additional attention before road use. As offered, this amazing Rolls-Royce coupe marks a thrilling opportunity to own and enjoy one of the most distinctive expressions of mid-century coachbuilt artistry.