Rolls Royce 1929 Phantom I Springfield - S285FP

Manufacturer:Rolls Royce
Model:Phantom I Springfield
Year of Manufacturer:1929
Chassis No.:S285FP
Coachwork:Brewster
Body Style:Stratford Coupe
Restored:2009 / 2010

This 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom I arrived with us in 2009 with instructions to prepare for the upcoming 2010 Paris to Peking rally.

With the engine and transmission already re-built we then set about sorting the brakes, adding strengthening plates and all the necessary modifications to enable the car to participate.

The car was duly finished and shipped out to China ready to start the motor challenge!

The Challenge began on the 11th September 2010 in Peking and passed through such countries as Russia, Mongolia, Iran, Turkey, etc. before finally landing in Italy and touring up to Paris.

Having successfully navigated some of the toughest terrain the car finally arrived in Paris on the 16th October having covered some 14,000km only suffering minor problems in the desert.

The driver and co-driver were rewarded with a Gold Medal for finishing on time and passing through.

Latest Update:

November 2012 - we welcome this hugely successful Rolls Royce back to Clanfield for preparation for an upcoming long distance tour in India; S285FP is currently being serviced and tested etc. ready for the rigours ahead

December 2012 - all work completed and returned ready for the challenges she will face, watch this space!

May 2014 - now under new ownership the car is back with us for preparations for the next upcoming Peking to Paris Event

December 2014 - continuing preparation for the Peking to Paris rally the front springs have been stripped, cleaned and re-oiled; front axle inspected along with various other works; currently the interior is being refitted to suit new drivers

​May 2016 - back with us for minor repairs and hood replacement before looking for a new owner

October 2016 - S285FP has successfully finished a couple more tours and is now for sale once again with marque specialists The Real Car Co. Ltd., see it at www.realcar.co.uk

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