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1930 Rolls Royce Phantom I Riviera Town Car For Sale

  • 8,000 Miles
  • 1930
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom


This Phantom I left the Springfield works on 24 October 1931 wearing a St. Alban Town Car body by Brewster. The first owner was Mrs. Mary Ruth Bogart Dunn, the daughter of a coal baron who lived in the prestigious San Remo apartment building in New York City—delivered two weeks after her wedding, this Phantom I may have been a wedding gift or dowry. At the time, it was relatively common for cars to be rebodied to keep pace with fashion, and in 1937 the decision was taken to have the car transformed into a desirable Riviera Town Car—a style devised by Brewster and applied to just 10 Phantom I chassis. However, following the company’s liquidation in 1937, J. S. Inskip took up the lease at the former firm’s Long Island City coachworks, and it was his eponymous concern that bodied this exceptionally rare Riviera Town Car, arguably in a less dramatic style than its older Brewster cousins. Along with typical Inskip features such as the beautifully sculpted door handles, the car was also fitted with basketwork on the passenger compartment to complete its luxurious appearance.

By October 1952, this Phantom I was in the ownership of Clarke Mecum of the Bronx, New York City before passing into the ownership of E. O. Nance of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Nance owned the car from at least 1955 until 1964 when it was bought by another Ohio resident, B. E. Stewart. Stewart clearly cherished this Rolls-Royce, showing it regularly and keeping the car until 1981. The next owner was noted as Dr. U. Dangel of Stuttgart, Germany.

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