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1964 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine Left-Hand Drive with Coachwork by James Young
This Left-Hand Drive 1964 Phantom V James Young Limousine by James Young wears an older restoration and an attractive driver. Burgundy with tan leather interior. It runs and drives but servicing is recommended prior to use. According to factory records, the Rolls-Royce was ordered in New York City by Benjamin M. Reeves, founder of the B.M. Reeves Company, Inc., a food importer and packer. Mr. Reeves, who had founded his eponymous company in 1924 and would sell his interest in the company to focus on philanthropy less than a year after taking delivery of this car, no doubt sought the ultimate conveyance to get around NYC when he purchased this car. Originally ordered in understated Black over tan hides up front and fawn leather in the rear, the car was well outfitted electric windows, Sundym glass, picnic tables in the rear along with a cocktail cabinet complete with a pair of decanters and four glasses (plus an extra four glasses in one rear door and an ice flask in the other), a vanity mirror, notebook, and pencil in the rear center armrest, and plenty more. Delivered to Mr. Reeves in London in August of 1964, the Rolls would soon make its way across the Atlantic to his residence at the tony Hampshire House at 150 Central Park South. It is not recorded for how long Mr. Reeves kept his Phantom V, but by the dawn of the new millennium the car had found its way to the Lone Star state in the collection of Beaumont, Texas based collector Dan Mouton. A Rolls enthusiast, Mouton would enjoy this PV for over a decade before the car eventually found its way into the collection of the previous owner about a decade ago. Rare by design, exclusive and elegant, James Young's renderings on the later Phantom series have always been coveted by collectors.