This Brutal 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupe – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

This Brutal 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupe


Rob Clements

The motor car may have been invented by German engineers, but it took two Brits to refine the concept; Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. With the Silver Ghost, introduced in 1907, Rolls Royce had set new standards in build quality and reliability. The British manufacturer has never been known for their innovations, yet has excelled in perfecting well proven principles.

For over 15 years, the ’40/50′ Silver Ghost was the only model on offer, at a time where many of the competitors offered multiple of models and types. In 1922 it was joined by the Twenty, which was aimed at a slightly wider market. From 1921 onwards, the North American customers were served more directly by a new factory in Springfield, Massachusetts. The ‘Springfield’ Silver Ghosts were intended to be identical to the British built cars, but after a few cars were built, changes were carried through to comply with the North American’s needs.

Competition from rivals like Hispano Suiza and Isotta Fraschini had grown considerably. In 1922 work was started on a larger, more powerful model to replace the Silver Ghost, which had served the British company so well for nearly two decades. Delayed several years because of other pre-occupations, the new Rolls-Royce was introduced to the public in May of 1925. First known as the ’40/50 New Phantom’, this model is now commonly referred to as Phantom I.

Much of the development concentrated on the new straight six. In many ways this was a larger version of the ‘Twenty’ six cylinder engine introduced in 1922. Cast into two banks of three cylinders, the new engine was only slightly larger than the Ghost’s but performance was considerably improved by adaption of overhead valves. The first Phantoms featured cast-iron heads, which were later replaced by twin-plug, aluminium examples to cure ‘pinging’ problems when run on poor quality fuel. In good Rolls-Royce tradition all that was said about the power was that it was ‘sufficient’ but it is believed the Phantom ‘six’ developed around 100 bhp.

h/t: vintag.es


Rob Clements


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.


Scott Williamson/Car Collector Magazine, LLC.

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

E-Ink Powered Watches
"Out Of This World": Photographer Egor Rogalev Visits The Museum Of Soviet Space Travel
A Photo Set of The 1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix D-500, a Reflection of The Jet-Age Styling of The Late 1950s
Meet the 1970 AMC Gremlin, America’s First Subcompact Car
Polish Stalkers Turned The Lights On In Pripyat, 31 Years After Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
Stunning Photos From The Seventies London Motor Shows
Camera Van: The Art Car by Harrod Blank
Ford Applied Noise-Cancelling Technology To A Doghouse, And It’s Awesome!
Beautiful Photos of the Lincoln Continental Mark V
The New Cruise Ship 'Disney Fantasy' Leaves the Dockyard
40-Foot Studebaker President: The World's Biggest Passenger Car
MS Hamen: Haunting Ghost Ship Of The Norwegian Fjords
Artist Eslam Mohammed Transforms MSI Mouse into Ornamental Baroque Art
World's Largest Plane Fires Up Its Six Engines For The First Time
Midjourney AI Can Now Conjoin 2 Photos, And Here Are Some Of The Test Results Shared By A Telegram User
Antique Tractor Auction
Hyundai Motor Pays Tribute to Original Grandeur Flagship Sedan with Heritage Series EV Resto-mod
Famous Paintings And Historical Figures Recreated Using Artificial Intelligence
These Illuminated Cylinders Display Fairy Tales When People Get Inside To Power Them
Garia 2+2
Before Seatbelts and Airbags: Terrible Photos of Car Accidents in the Early 20th Century
An Animatronic Polar Bear Visits the London Underground
Pokemon Go Craze In South Korea
Richard Branson and US Officials Dedicate Space Terminal