Rolls-Royce 1928 Springfield Phantom I S243FP Landaulet/Sedanca

1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom

Make: Rolls-Royce
Model: Phantom
Year: 1928
Mileage: 82400
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Deerfield, Illinois, United States

Description for Rolls-Royce Phantom 1928

1928 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Left Hand Drive St. Stephen
With separate Sedanca and Landaulet featuresChassis No. S243FPEngine No. 22437Body No. B5245

? Ex Leon-Hackney Collection? Single-family enthusiast ownership since 1975? Formerly owned by legendary enthusiast Burt Upjohn of the Upjohn Company? Regularly used for chauffeuring family, friends, and ?special visitors?? Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic
Chassis no. S243FP was one of 58 Springfield-built Rolls-Royce Phantom I chassis fitted with this particularly handsomeand dignified formal coachwork, the St. Stephen, a traditional town car design with an open driver?s compartment for thechauffeur. Like many of Brewster?s town car designs for this chassis, it was available with or without a collapsible landaulet roofover the rear seat, in the fashion of horse-drawn carriages.
The original owner of this car, Lina Dolmetsch of Scranton, Pennsylvania, selected the landaulet roof. Heiress to a large lacquerpaint and New York real estate fortune, she took delivery of the Phantom I on 9 October 1928. Subsequent owners are recordedby the Rolls-Royce Foundation as Charles R. Bradshaw of Delphi, Indiana, from 1951 to 1956, then Denver B. Cornett, Jr., andJames Fogle, both of Kentucky.
Jay and Berta Leon acquired the Rolls-Royce from pharmaceutical heir and well-known car collector, Burt Upjohn ofKalamazoo, Michigan, in 1975. The Leons proceeded to drive it home to Hubbard, Texas, and afterward used it extensivelyfor weddings and local celebrations. Well-preserved with a gentle patina of use throughout, the town car is still exceptionallyhandsome in its regal maroon and black finish, with a sumptuously appointed broadcloth interior in the correct material andpattern, and delightful touches such as heater grates in the floor, to warm passengers? feet, and a beautiful clock in the division.
It has a recorded 82,332 miles, almost all of them in the company of friends.
?It can hold a lot of people,? Jay Leon wrote in The Classic Car in 1990, ?and so we drive it for special visitors. Anyone whocomes here from the outside is a special visitor.? There could be no better use.
Contact Glyn Morris +1 847 274 5874
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On Oct-19-19 at 14:07:56 PDT, seller added the following information:

A strange punctuation error is in the item description. There are question marks rather than periods, and Ebay will not permit their correction. Apologies! ( and I hope that this does not end up with a ? rather than a !)
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