Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom is Heading to Auction

When it comes to the ultra-luxury segment, a British manufacturer towers above all others. Rolls-Royce started business in 1904, but the Phantom nameplate was born in 1925. Since then, this moniker has been a byword for the best Rolls-Royce money could buy.
Rolls-Royce Phantom previously owned by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1 photo
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The outgoing Rolls-Royce Phantom may be a luxury and technological showcase developed with BMW greenback, but the archaic Phantom models from the 20th century have that certain British Empire aura the current generation of the esteemed breed is lacking.

Heck, see that 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V in the photograph above? Barons will auction that Roller for an estimate in between £60,000 and £100,000 ($89,427 to $149,050 at current exchange rates).

OYM 90 A is the first B-Series Phantom V, a car believed to have represented Rolls-Royce at the 1963 Earls Court London Motor Show. Although this hasn’t been confirmed yet by the UK-based auction house, we’re told that this luxobarge was also “taken into Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's stable of cars.”

Propelled by a 6.2-liter V8 fed by twin SU carburetors and a mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, the V spawned 516 examples built from 1959 to 1968. Notable owners include The Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II, but then again, probably the most famous Phantom V is John Lennon’s, which he painted to resemble a Romani gypsy wagon.

Finished in custard yellow with a black roof, The Queen Mother’s Rolls-Royce Phantom V benefits is equipped with a two-way telephone and air conditioning. If you’re interested in bidding for this blue-blooded machine, look forward to the Barons Classic Collector and Sports Car Auction on April 20th.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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