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1938 Classic Cars (Uk) For Sale from $100,000 to $1,000,000

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  • RefCode: TA1181410
  • Make: ROLLS-ROYCE
  • Model: PHANTOM
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,938
  • Mileage (Miles): 42,000
  • Mileage (KM): 67,592
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

1938 Rolls Royce Phantom 3 Windovers Limousine Chassis number: 3-CM-33 Registration number: DUR255 A pleasingly proportioned Rolls Royce Phantom 3 with coachwork by Windovers. The coachwork is rakish & quite streamlined when compared with some of the more ponderous coachwork found on these Phantom 3's. This is a low mileage example that has a very tight taut feel to the chassis, controls & suspension. There is very very little wear to the pedals & overall the car feels to have not a huge amount of use giving credence to the indicated mileage of 42,922 miles on the odometer. The engine runs in complete silence & exhibits very good oil pressure between 30 & 40 PSI. More importantly the engine runs cool with the water temperature remaining at a constant 60 degrees occasionally nearing 70 on steep uphill sections. The engine has bust been tuned by Marque speialist Matt Pickles of Macclesfield who is the go to Guru for these V12 engined Rolls Royces. In addition to the tune up the car has also had a full service performed upon it. You really have to drive one of these with the mechanicals in excellent order to appreciate just how good they are. The car wafts down the road in silence with a feeling of occasion & ample performance instantly available when required, delivered in complete silence. It really is a special experience to drive such a car, (or be driven in it). To the front seats is traditional thick black leather with no signs of wear to it. The rear seats are upholstered in West of England cloth extending to the door cards & also to the twin occasional seats, again all in lovely condition. A thick lambswool rug cossets one underfoot. All the woodwork is in lvely condition with a flat low lustre finish as when it left Windovers. The drinks cabinet door extends upwards to form a picnic table when open. This car has been thoroughly inspected & is in way way above average mechanical condition. The paint & interior are in fine condition with a very light patina of age rather then a freshly restored feel to it. I strongly reccomend prospective buyers to come & see & drive the car as only then will you appreciate the quality of this vehicle. The car has in recent years resided in the sunny climes of Italy where it has been very very spearingly used covering just a few hundred miles each year, whilst being maintained in the UK. It is in stock with us now & ready for immediate viewings. A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. Office the details below Richard Biddulph the details below Christoff Cowens 07772188037 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6S

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  • RefCode: TA1113204
  • Make: JAGUAR
  • Model: 3 1/2 LITRE
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,938
  • Mileage (Miles): 1,400
  • Mileage (KM): 2,253
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5 litre by Leonida & Co For Sale. Registration: WLD 100 Chassis no:39070 Engine no: M744E King Carol II of Romania was the first owner of the fifth 3 ½ litre SS Jaguar Saloon made, a couple of months earlier his son Prince Michael had taken delivery of the very first 3 ½ litre SS100 made to mark his 16thbirthday, as was custom for the Royals at the time. In May 1938 another car, a complete SS100 chassis with electrics and instruments but with no body was shipped to Romania by Anglo Cars and it had been assumed by Andrew Whyte that this was a spare chassis for Prince Michaels car. Chassis number 39070 was purchased from Jaguar by King Carols mother, the Queen Mother who had purchased it for her second son Prince Nicholas. Prince Nicholas mechanic Jean Calcianu designed an aluminum body for the car and the coachbuilder Leonida & Co, whose premises were very close to the royal palace built the car and finished it in the same blue that she wears today. The political climate was running against the monarchy and the Prince then gave the car to his Air Force flying instructor Captain Cula, who hid it, awaiting better times. Unfortunately, Captain Cula died in an aviation accident and his wife inherited the estate. Culas wife was later romantically involved with her solicitor and also owed him some money. He had therefore taken the car away along with its papers. An influential and wealthy Bucharest dealer who had heard of the car and its important history from Calcianu, approached his wife to see if she would sell him the car and was told of her relationship and debt to her solicitor. The dealer contacted Nicholas Mazilu, an engineer and motoring enthusiast to whom he owed a favour and arranged to meet the solicitor along with Mazilu and a member of the Security Services, the Securitat. The intent was to scare the solicitor into selling the car and parting with the papers, so as to recover his debt from the wife. The car was identified by the Securitat man as having belonged to the Royal Family, an obvious problem for the solicitor, so a sale price to Mazilu was agreed. Nicholas Mazilu was able to pick up the car and drive it away, but en route was stopped by a policeman as the car was too noisy and was being driven too fast. Nicholas used the car and even proposed to his future wife in it, but she insisted that he sell the car as it was too beautiful and attracted too many ladies from Brasov University, where he worked as an engineer. In January 1955 Nicholas sold the car to Dr Viorel Pop who lived in Hunedoara, Nicholas told him that he must be careful in driving the car due to its speed. This is what is known at present of the early history of the car other that Philip Scott offered the SS100 for sale in 2000 after purchasing it from a dealer in Hungary, the dealers name was never released, probably to protect himself from any questions from the Hungarian and Romanian authorities, about how the car came into Hungary and in his possession. The car was then sold at Coys auction and by this time was in need of restoration, the current owner purchased WLD 100 later in the year after initially being put off by the work ahead. Since then a painstaking and meticulous restoration was undertaken with incredible attention to detail. The current owner made several visits to Romania to talk to people and track the cars history, he has even had correspondence with the now King Michael to make sure every detail was correct. This 1 off car is certainly not shaped to the usual SS100 style, from the front the wings are completely different to the standard model and at the rear the spare wheel is set into the bootlid, reminiscent of the prototype SS90 that Jaguar made in 1935. Every inch of this car has been fettled to the highest of quality and the result is truly amazing, with a smooth and powerful 3.5 litre to pull you along effortlessly. The paint and interior are both to the highest of standards, the restoration was completed in 2011 and only 1,400 miles have been covered since then. Also included with the car are folders full of history (too much to photograph) many happy hours could simply be spent going through these and learing every detailed aspect of this unique cars history. Inluded in the files are, bills, detailed phototgraphs of every aspect of restoration, history sourcing and even correspondence with King Michael himself. A beautiful and historical car that would not look out of place at any of the worlds most prestigious concours events. In our showroom and ready for viewing. A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. Office 01375 379719 Richard Biddulph 07967 260673 Christoff Cowens 07772188037 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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  • RefCode: TA1162754
  • Make: ROLLS-ROYCE
  • Model: 25/30
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,938
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

An unusual, very stylish and possibly unique open car, with an interesting and particularly handsome design

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  • RefCode: TA1164592
  • Make: ROLLS-ROYCE
  • Model: PHANTOM
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,938
  • Mileage (Miles): 35,000
  • Mileage (KM): 56,327
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual

Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Four Light Cabriolet Coachwork by Freestone & Webb For Sale. Chassis no: 3 DL 94 Engine no: Q88N Design no: 1971 Body no: 1317 Registration: FKN 1 Mileage shown: 35,014 7,338cc OHV aluminium V12 engine 165bhp at 3,000rpm 4-speed manual gearbox Independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-elliptic springs rear 4-wheel-brakes servo assisted Unique coachwork Only centre gearshift Phantom III built Perhaps the most outstanding luxury car of the 1930s - certainly to have been built in the United Kingdom - was the Rolls-Royce Phantom III. Introduced in 1936, the 7,340cc V12-engined Phantom III succeeded the Phantom II, the six-cylinder engine of which was considered to be at the end of its development life. The choice of a V12 configuration was a logical one for Rolls-Royce, the company already having had considerable experience of manufacturing V12 aero engines such as that used in the record-breaking Supermarine S6B seaplane. No doubt another consideration was the need to match the multi-cylinder opposition, notably the V16 Cadillac and V12 Hispano-Suiza. A state-of-the-art design employing advanced materials and techniques such as 'skeleton' cylinder blocks with wet liners and aluminum alloy cylinder heads, the PIII V12 produced 165bhp in its debut form. The maximum output was subsequently raised to 180 brake horsepower, which was sufficient to propel later examples to 100mph, earlier models being capable of around 90. Its engine configuration aside, the Phantom III represents an important milestone in the history of Rolls-Royce cars, being the first with independent front suspension. A total of 727 had been manufactured when WW2 halted production, of which around 300 exist worldwide today. By the late 1930s, coachbuilding design had evolved considerably from the 'Roaring Twenties' days, and there were far fewer open sporting bodies built at all on Rolls-Royce automobiles. Gone were the days of lavish spartan 'Torpedos' that were built on the first two series of Phantom chassis. The fashion was slightly more austere and inclined toward two door 'Drophead Coupes' which offered fully open or fully enclosed road conditions, and were more orientated to the owner-driver market. At the top end, luxury cars were still fully coachbuilt operations though, and the buyer of a Rolls-Royce was certainly in a position to decide precisely how their car would look and for what purpose it would be built, and a few of those clientele commissioned full 'all weather' bodies on the V12 Phantom III chassis. The numbers built were certainly modest at the time, and survivors such as this are even fewer. Among its higher brow and rare brethren, this is by any standards a rare automobile. It was ordered new by K.L. Bilbrough of Chislehurst in Kent, in the U.K., a wealthy gentleman who was by then the Chairman of the shipping and marine insurance business his father had founded in 1862. The story goes that its unique creation reflected Mr. Bilbrough's previous penchant for driving Packard motorcars, but when he elected to change for the latest model, he discovered to his dismay that the new car would not fit in his garage! At this point, two domestic companies took over the mantel, Rolls-Royce and Freestone and Webb. Stipulating that the car must not exceed 17 feet, 7 inches, even with its bumpers fitted, the coachwork was designed. Other intriguing specifics were required, in order to match the central gear-change lever that he was used to in his Packard, the Rolls-Royce was built in this way also, it being the sole example of this model so equipped. White faced instruments were required with black numerals and bezels, and they were to be on a dash panel rather than in the standard cluster. No clock was fitted, nor a Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament either. Further, he required that it be registered for the road with a license plate that he wouldn't forget, that number was 'FKN1', and when it was delivered to him it must have its odometer zeroed. There were a number of slightly dated aspects to the order, such as the fitment of a bulb horn when electric horns were of course then the norm, and a four piece windshield which harked back to 1920s coachwork styles more than current traits. Freestone and Webb's design drawings and photos taken in period by Chas. Bowers confirm that the car was very much completed as specified. In fact it must have made quite an impression as Autocar featured the finished Phantom in their magazine in July 1939. It can also be safely assumed that Mr. Bilbrough was happy with his purchase as he would retain it for more than 23 years, in fact until his death in 1962, at the considerable age of 90. At this point the Rolls was sold by his estate, having covered a little under 34,000 miles in its lifetime. The next owner again kept the car until his passing in 2007, a lengthy 45 years of custodianship, at this point the ownership passed to his son. The son retained ownership for another 7 years, a cumulative ownership of 52 years within the same family. This unique Phantom III must have had one of the simplest lives of any of these cars and for the most part remains highly original in detail and true to the form in which it was delivered new, save for a repaint to its fenders and re-upholstery of its seating areas, but never receiving a full restoration. Its mileage remains extremely low, particularly for these motors, at only 35,014 miles. In more recent times it has been sympathetically maintained by marque experts. She is running smoothly and driving beautifully. A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. In our showroom and ready for viewing. A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. Office 01375 379719 Richard Biddulph 07967 260673 Christoff Cowens 07772188037 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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