Chassis 5BX44 is one of only 8 Phantom V James Young Sedanca de Villes ever produced and comes adorned with ornate exterior canework as well as tasteful bespoke interior accessories. With its stunning, rare coachwork and Sedanca sliding roof, it was featured in Lawrence Daltons Rolls-Royce: The Classic Elegance.
James Young's design cues included their signature sculpted door handles and fitted body spears that followed the car's lines dovetailing from the front fender to the rear quarters. The coachbuilder was acquired by the reputable Rolls-Royce and Bentley London dealer, Jack Barclay, Ltd., but continued as before, to produce their distinctive car bodies for another thirty years, until the bespoke car coachbuilding era concluded. Delivered new to venerable London Rolls-Royce agents Jack Barclay, this Sedanca was so visually stunning, the agent used it as a demonstrator model, until it was sold to first private owner, Jack Taubman. Presented in a distinctive two-tone livery, black, crested in rich burgundy, enhanced alongside with elaborate rare canework, a glance into the interior does not disappoint. Unique and tasteful bespoke interior fittings, rare period-correct and charming roller shades serve as sun visors for both front and rear passengers. The spacious rear passenger compartment has been refreshed in an elegant and understated parchment off-white leather with dark red welting. Other delights include distinctive twin picnic trays and a magnificent liquor cabinet "companion" complete with crystal decanters and drinks tumblers, all fitted into the division window cabinetry. A rare and desirable Smiths Eight Day, seven-jeweled lever clock is conveniently placed in the center of the division window. An opera seat unfolds in the enormous footwell, offering additional passengers occasional seating.
All Phantom V models were built to order, therefore no two are exactly alike but they all share the same fine craftsmanship, attention to detail, and luxurious appointments providing the ultimate in passenger amenities. Focused on passenger requests for the ultimate in comfort and convenience, the Phantom V is known to be one of the most elegant motor cars ever designed.
Chassis No. 5BX44
- One of only 8 Phantom V James Young Sedanca de Villes built
- Stunning, rare coachwork and Sedanca sliding roof
- Featured in Lawrence Daltons Rolls-Royce: The Classic Elegance
- Adorned with ornate hand-painted exterior canework
- Unique, tasteful bespoke interior accessories
- Complete with bar, hand and road tools and handbook