1968 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI

The Phantom VI introduced in 1968 was similar to the Phantom V it replaced, but with a larger V8 engine. The transmission was changed to a three speed unit and hydraulically powered steering and brakes were fitted.

Many diplomats and heads of state ordered the Phantom VI including her ,majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Focus on the bodystyles was to paytribute to the art of coachbuilding, while retaining modern finishes and fittings. Individual appointments could be ordered and each client had a huge range of suggested options and accessories.

The Phantom VI had a surprisingly long production life, extending, although in very limited numbers until 1990.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine V8
fuel feed Twin SU-Carburettors
displacement 6230 cc / 380.2 in³
bore 104.14 mm / 4.1 in
stroke 91.44 mm / 3.6 in
front brakes Drums
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Drums
r brake size mm / in
wheelbase 3683 mm / 145.0 in
transmission 4-Speed Auto
gear ratios :1

Auction Sales History

1969 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI PRH4576 – sold for €74,750 Right-hand drive Phantom VI chassis number ‘PRH4576’ was originally registered in November 1969 to the Hanson Group before being reregistered in November ’89 to a Mrs Maude McDougald. The current vendor purchased the Phantom in September 1996, since when it has undergone an extensive mechanical and body restoration to the highest standards, being refinished and extensively upgraded to his own specification. A comprehensive record of this renovation is available for inspection together with the car’s previous service history.

‘PRH4576’ is finished in Harrods Green with golden basket weave to the side panels, while the interior is in green leather with the Harrods logo on the headlining. Interior equipment includes a television, video player, analogue fax machine, telephones (x3), wine cooler and a cocktail cabinet.

Expertly maintained in house regardless of cost, this unique and imposing limousine has covered only approximately 89,900 kilometres from new and comes with UK V5C document (for the registration number ‘YUU 100H’) and a comprehensive history file containing numerous invoices.

Auction Source: 2013 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

1992 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Mulliner Park Ward Landaulette LWX10422 – sold for €483,000 It is understood that this was the last left hand drive Landaulette to be built by Mulliner Park Ward, and it would find its first owner in Switzerland. Not surprisingly the build sheet records for the car are extensive, the car representing something of a tribute to the model and the marque.

The full specification comprises: a rear compartment equipped with sliding glass sunroof, and an internal walnut surround. The side door panels have detailed marquetry reliefs of Sir Henry Royce and Charles Rolls, and this theme is continued on the ceiling, where the normal headlining has been replaced by Spirit of Ecstasy relief in wood also. Each of the rear seats are individual, rather than a bench, and they have a large central dividing armrest which has a silver Asprey vanity kit and mirror. The central division has a cocktail cabinet, with the provision to hold a refrigerated ice bucket as well as cocktail glasses and a mixer bottle. These are all tucked behind a wooden door which when folded down forms a table for the passengers. In addition there are picnic tables with mirrors, jump seats with veneered backs, a barometer and a clock, and writing tables which have silver inlay and are also of veneer finish. There is even a fridge in the boot. In short, the car is exquisitely and tastefully appointed. The sum required to purchase it was £398,127, and by the time its detailed specifications were completed the car was invoiced at a staggering £498,365, no other cars in this period would have cost so much.

Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles d’exception au Grand Palais by Bonhams

 

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