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1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Boat-Tail Tourer

Fast and Fun, High Performance, 40 Years Owned in Calif

$99,800

Harry's Thoughts

This Rolls is sure to put a smile on your face! This Phantom I Boat-Tail is made for fun and performance. It handles much like a Derby Bentley!

THE ESSENTIALS

SALE PENDING!!!  This is a very fun and exciting 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Boat-Tail tourer that has been with the same owner in California Wine Country for the past 40 years.  This is a very fast and great handling Phantom I (watch the Test Drive video as we race it- we couldn’t resist it!) that has a terrific design and look.

44DC was ordered new as a Barker Sports Tourer for W. Garnet-Christie, Esq from Sussex and was delivered on the 23rd of June, 1926.  Mr. Christie traded in his 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.  By 1931, Douglas Nicholson acquired the Rolls and then by 1934 44DC made its way to Rhodesia.  By 1968, Mr. L Gilinsky had acquired the Tourer in South Africa.  By 1979, the Rolls made its way back to the UK under the ownership of Mr. N.C. Cameron.  At some point the Barker Sports Tourer body was modified into a Boat-Tail.

The present owners acquired 44DC in the 1980’s and imported it to Northern California.  Over the past four decades, the present owner and his father commenced a restoration, improving the body shape and upgrading the cosmetics and operations.  The color combination was selected by the father and we have to say that it is stunning in person.  This Boat-Tail was built for fun and fun it is.

The Lime Green and Dove Gray livery is striking, fun and sporty.  The paint is in overall nice touring condition.  We love the shape of the front and rear fenders.  The paint has nice shine and luster and is complemented by burgundy wire wheels including two side mounted spares, all with wide white walled tires.  We would recommend replacing the tires with black walled tires.  The burgundy wheels match the interior well.  The Boat-Tail has nicely finished wood accents accentuating the Boat-Tail design.  The nickel radiator and blend of chrome, nickel and stainless-steel trim are in very nice condition.  The Flying Lady is chrome plated and is believed to be a nice quality reproduction.  The original three-panel opening windshield has a nice rake to it and adds to the sporty look.  The fish tail exhaust pipe end is also correct and looks great!

The interior is finished in a nice quality burgundy pleated leather with burgundy wool carpeting.  Each of the four doors have storage compartments and the dashboard is a beautiful wood panel.  There is a full array of gauges and instruments that are all brass plated.  There is a black vinyl convertible top that had been used decades ago and would have to be fitted to be used presently.  The photo gallery shows a photo of the Rolls with the top erected.  Overall, the interior is well done and adds to the fun of this Phantom!

The impressive engine compartment is well detailed.  The massive 7.7-liter six cylinder is quiet and performs well.  The four-speed transmission shifts well (in the test drive video we did a poor job of double-clutching!  Operator error not the cars fault!) and is very highly geared.  We suspect that this Boat-Tail could reach 90 mph or more.  Fortunately, it has the robust four-wheel braking introduced on the Phantom I chassis.

For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at sales@classicpromenade.com.  The Boat-Tail is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.  We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Boat-Tail Tourer

$99,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 1903
1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Boat-Tail Tourer
1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Boat-Tail Tourer

$99,800

VIN 44DC
BODY STYLE Boat-Tail Tourer
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 3,059
GEARBOX 4-Speed
DOORS 4
INT COLOR Burgundy Leather
EXT COLOR Lime Green over Dove Gray
YEAR 1926
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 1903

Rolls-Royce Phantom I

The Rolls-Royce Phantom was Rolls-Royce's replacement for the original Silver Ghost. 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, England, and Springfield, Massachusetts, in the United States. There…
The Rolls-Royce Phantom was Rolls-Royce's replacement for the original Silver Ghost. 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, England, and Springfield, Massachusetts, in the United States. There were several differences in specification between the English and American Phantoms. The Phantom was replaced by the Phantom II in 1929. The designation Phantom I was never used by Rolls-Royce; it is a construct of enthusiasts applied to help distinguish it from other generations with the same model name.

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