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Monday, 20 August 2012

Barn Find Rolls-Royce Phantom III Mulliner Sports Limousine 1937.

Image Rolls-Royce Phantom III Mulliner Sports Limousine 1937 by Jason Harry

Image Rolls-Royce Phantom III Mulliner Sports Limousine 1937 by Jason Harry

The owner of this car had stored it behind a partition at his business premises, kept away from public eye for over 20 years.

Finally being discovered and offered for sale this car was a hidden gem, often referred to in the motoring world as a barn find.

This car was the official Mulliner display car at Earls Court (England) Motor Show with its history being documented extensively.

During the sales process a writer of a Mulliner book living in Australia made contact offering additional information about the car.

Regarded as the most complex Rolls-Royce ever, the V-12-powered Phantom III was an extraordinary engineering achievement, and it continues to be regarded as one of the finest automobile designs of the 1930s. Code-named “Spectre” during development.

The Phantom III debuted at the 1935 Olympia Motor Show and garnered immediate acclaim as the world’s most technically advanced series-produced automobile chassis. Its state-of-the-art, overhead-valve V-12 engine featured a one-piece aluminum alloy crankcase and cylinder block, aluminum cylinder heads and cast-iron wet cylinder liners.

Proper research is essential when selling an item like this, the final sale price selling on the www. was way in excess of any previous offer, the car was photographed in its original location as it had not moved for some time.

The car was offered for sale worldwide, finding a new owner in weeks, barn finds like this don't happen every day.

Photographing this car.
Studio lights cross light, capturing the main features of the car to help buyers see what they were buying, detail detail detail, working space was limited. 

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