This magnificent old Roller has a 7.7 litre straight 6, an engine that I would pay good money just to listen to. The 1926 Phantom Experimental Sports Tourer was built by Rolls-Royce to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the new Phantom, that had been introduced earlier the same year.
The car was heavily tested at the Brooklands track and they experimented with stripping off any and all superfluous parts of the vehicle to maximise the top speed, their goal was to create an open-top tourer that would appeal to the rising class of wealthy “gentleman racers” in England and on the European continent.
It’ll be hitting the auction floor on June 23rd 2011 at the Salon Privé RM Auction, it’s expected to fetch between £400,000-£800,000.
View the listing and read more on this car’s fascinating history here.
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