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Monday, November 25, 2013

From The Classifieds

This week From The Classifieds moves to Japan and features a Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Landaulette being offered for sale in Osaka.
Details in the advertisement are limited, but it is a RHD example with 30,000 kms (or equivalent) from new....
It has some interesting wheel trims...
Price is on request.
Can anyone idenitify it?
The advert suggests it could be chassis #PRH04756, but that is recorded as a standard limousine, although it does seem to have ended-up in Japan after originally being delivered in the UK.
A websearch finds these additional photos...
Photos - webfinds.
(posted by Andy)


At 1:51 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It look like this car after a respray:

Do you have a link to the advert, please?

At 2:25 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is very likely that this car is indeed PRH4756 which originally started out as a standard limousine. The above mentioned photo shows the car in a dark colour but with the same badges on the badge bar. The absence of a glass sunroof over the chauffeur's compartment, which was fitted to all P VI State Landaulettes as standard, points to a later adaption of a standard limousine. The title of the photo also points to a 1973 car. The only State Landaulette delivered in 1973 was PRH4768 and this car was finished in dark cherry red with a red interior, a black roof, slim chrome trim around the sills and wheel arches and the strandard glass roof over the chauffeur's compartment.
Apart from GWH10153, a 1986 State Landaulette built for the Sultan of Selangor, none of the other cars were fitted with hooded, "Continental style" rear light clusters.
What really makes this car an "odd-ball" is the fact that it has the front hinged rear doors (dating it post-1972), twin brake fluid bottles in the engine compartment (dating it pre-1979 (1978 for "Oil-Barrel, the Queen's special limousine)) but, strangely enough, it does have the wider chrome trim around the sills and wheel arches which was fitted only to post-1978 (PGH-series and on) cars.
I think someone tried to be creative and had a limousine "butchered" to suit his taste.

At 11:26 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't seem possible to link the advert I first saw, but try this one:


At 11:32 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic knowledge and very helpful - thank you for your post.



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