The high-fashion brand is enticing us to the new generation Phantom limousine by taking a look back at the models of old – we first saw Fred Astaire’s 1927 Phantom I, now the automaker is referencing another unique model.
This time around we’re dealing with British Field Marshal Bernard “Monty” Montgomery’s 1936 Phantom III – which is also set to arrive at the new Phantom’s presentation taking place July 27 at an event in Mayfair, London. A WWII famous hero, Field Marshal Montgomery was a man of prestige at the time – he had no less than three Rolls-Royce Phantom III at hand, and this one was his favorite. Alan Samuel Butler, the Chairman of the De Havilland Aircraft Company, was the original consigner – he ordered it from coachmaker HJ Mulliner with a bespoke and weird front-sloping windshield that made the vehicle no less than 15 percent more aerodynamic.
Field Marshal Montgomery actually had the car – which also had an enclosed spare tire and sculpted tail – until back in 1962. A Rolls-Royce specialist took recent care of the restoration process and the sedan will also grace the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this summer. The British maker is moving the eight-generation to the new CLAR platform that’s also under the BMW 7 Series – meaning it will come with significant weight saving abilities.