Introduced in 1959 to replace the Silver Wraith, Rolls-Royce revived a storied name when it created the Phantom V. Based on a conventional frame and separate body structure, it gave coachbuilders an ideal platform on which to create luxurious custom bodywork. There was no standard Rolls-Royce body for the Phantom V. Each was custom built by such firms as James Young, Hooper, Park Ward and others. One of the first to take advantage of the Phantom V was the Queen. Not surprisingly, in its ten years in production from 1959 through 1968, only 832 precious examples were built. Only one of them was, as far as is known, built with this body style.
This lavish, gorgeous 1962 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine was built by Rolls-Royce to U.S. left-hand drive specs and bodied by Mulliner Park Ward. It is a unique example, built as Rolls-Royce changed over to its new 4-headlight Design 2003 style, but from the cowl forward it is bodied in the earlier Design 980 style for its first owner, C.V. Hickox. Rounded windshield corners and smaller rear quarter windows are characteristic of the later VA-series style, but the single headlights and front fenders with round marker lights are from the Design
left-hand-drive 1962 rolls-royce phantom v limo silver air-con cloth leather manual rolls royce rwd luxury 4-seater 2wd
Jul 28, 2017