This 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1, four-door convertible was photographed at the 2012 Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance. The owner was very courteous and informative. He even opened up the Rolls-Royce’s doors to show us what was inside. I was so transfixed by his talk to us, that I neglected to take all the photos I should have; but, I do have some.
"The Phantom was Rolls-Royce's replacement for the original Silver Ghost," according to Wikipedia. "Introduced as the New Phantom in 1925, the Phantom had a larger engine than the Silver Ghost and used pushrod-operated overhead valves instead of the Silver Ghost's side valves. The Phantom was built in Derby in England and in Springfield, Massachusetts in the United States. The Phantom was replaced by the Phantom II in 1929, at which point it was called the Phantom I.
"Only the chassis and mechanical parts were produced by Rolls-Royce. The body was made and fitted by a coachbuilder selected by the owner. Coachbuilders who produced bodies for Phantom I cars included Barker, Park Ward, Thrupp & Maberly, Mulliner, Hooper and the Italian coachbuilder Zagato."
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© Glenn Thomas Franco Simmons' Photography