1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI by Mulliner Park Ward
One of 374 built
Believed to have been delivered to talent agent Gordon Mills
Phillips 45-rpm vinyl record player in rear
Wood television cabinet with Sony unit
The zenith of period luxury The Phantom series of limousines ranks among the longest-lived body designs of all time having been offered from 1968 to 1990 with only 374 reported as built. The ultra-luxurious Rolls-Royce was the choice of many individuals of wealth and was used as the official state car of the Queen of England until 2002. An acknowledged step forward from the Phantom V, the Phantom VI was hand-built (as were all) and represents the last iteration of this British legend. Special ordered for the “rich and famous” they were equipped with an extensive list of features that allowed Rolls-Royce to stand alone in this vehicle classification. This Phantom VI is believed to have been delivered to talent agent Gordon Mills. The list of the special features for this Phantom VI includes Garnet Red upper body paint with Double Gold to exterior pinstripes. The interior was specified Black leather (Connolly) hides with Garnet piping in the front. This appears original and true to form as it sits today. The rear cabin features “Twill Cloth dyed to Bottle Green piped in Garnet with matching Velvet Bottle Green Headliner and Maroon carpet welted in Leather.” This luxurious setting also includes a center armrest that will accommodate full length cigars, cigarettes and lighter. Additional touches are folding tables, footrests, wing mirrors, power windows, tinted windows (darker in back), burled wood dash and door trim, Kienzle dash clock, power double Shadowlite glass rear division window, interior courtesy lights, Clarion cassette stereo, barometer, Angelus dash clock, Phillips 45-rpm vinyl record player in rear, wood television cabinet with Sony unit, window curtains, telephone, plus an additional Clarion cassette for the rear passengers. A tremendously expensive automobile; it was produced solely to individual special-order. As with earlier Rolls-Royces, the tradition of bespoke custom coachwork continued, with the world’s few remaining coachbuilders turning out ash forms to be skinned in aluminum and finished in the owner’s choice of paint colors and trim – rare indeed.
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