Chassis no: 3DHI
1939 Rolls Royce Phantom III
Chassis Number: 3-DH-1
Registration number: WXG 135
Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars are proud to be offering this 1939 Rolls Royce Phantom III Crocodile Roof for sale. A very late Rolls Royce Phantom III in concourse condition. The Rolls Royce Phantom III was ordered, new by the Marquise Maria-Suzanne de Villeroy.
It was scheduled to be at the Earls Court Motor Show car in 1939 but the show was cancelled at the last moment due to the onset of hostilities. As a result, the Rolls Royce Phantom III was shipped to New York on the SS Western Prince in February of 1940 for delivery to The Marquise at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. This Rolls Royce Phantom III underwent a nut and bolt restoration by the noted Black Hawk collection in Danville California, the results of which are stunning.
The Rolls Royce Phantom III then resided for many years in a prominent German collection. Coachwork is by Hooper and takes the form of a ‘four light crocodile roof’ Sedanca sports saloon with division. The rear roof section hinges open allowing the metal front Sedanca unit to slide back under it before closing again leaving it concealed. Being a Phantom three, the interior space is capacious in the extreme with acres of room to the rear and plenty of room for the driver to seat them in comfort.
To the interior is grey ‘West of England’ cloth with matching grey carpets and headlining. The front seats and door cards are of perfect black hide with complimentary black Wilton carpets. Highly figured burr walnut is fitted throughout and is in perfect mirror finished condition. The exterior is finished in Masons Black with the paint having been completed to a superb quality standard. The Rolls Royce Phantom III has twin encased side mounts, twin trumpet horns and a center spot light making for an imposing frontal appearance.
Having just emerged from the collection the Rolls Royce Phantom III is being serviced by Marque Specialist Kenworthy Engineering and having one or two minor items attended to in order to bring it up to concourse winning standards. Underneath the Rolls Royce Phantom III you will find that it is as fine as it is on top. Likewise, under the bonnet the engine is well detailed.
The engine runs in silently but more importantly, it runs cool with excellent oil pressure. To restore a tired Phantom III to this condition costs a small fortune, takes a couple of years and costs far in excess of the asking price of this Rolls Royce. This Rolls Royce Phantom III represents the pinnacle of Phantom III development being one of the very last of the series produced.
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