1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III
Only 21 V-12 Phantom III examples were produced with American coachwork, mostly by J.S. Inskip, the renowned East Coast Rolls-Royce distributor. This elegant automobile was the first one ever imported to the US. It was fitted with a special five-passenger limousine body for a wealthy haberdasher in Connecticut. The coachwork features distinctive door handles and hinges, and a sloping roofline, low at the windshield, that produces an exceptionally well-balanced, sporting look.
Introduced in 1936, the 7.3-liter V12 Phantom III produced 165 bhp. The Phantom III was the last car that Henry Royce worked on. He died, aged 70, a year into the car’s production. This handsome and rare example of his final work had several owners in the US and then Europe, where it was featured in the Oscar®-winning 2006 film “Pan’s Labrynth,” before the current owners acquired it for the Satellite Garage Collection.