This Brutal 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupe

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. Continue reading »

The Story Behind John Lennon’s Psychedelic Rolls-Royce Phantom V

The Story Behind John Lennon's Psychedelic Rolls-Royce Phantom V

Only 517 Rolls-Royce Phantom Vs were manufactured. It was an ultra-exclusive car, weighing 2.5 tonnes with a 3.6-metre wheelbase and the same 6.2L V8 engine as the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II. The British Crown owned two of them, ridden by Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother. However, even they are outshone by the car’s most famous owner: John Lennon of the Beatles. Continue reading »