1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom l Brewster Ascot Phaeton Joins Barrett-Jackson Salon Collection
From the Robb Report Luxury Newswire
This unique 1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Brewster Ascot Phaeton will be offered as part of The Salon Collection during the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Presented as an auction-within-the-auction and with classic Barrett-Jackson style, a very special time-slot on Saturday, January 18, is reserved for vehicles of uniquely distinctive caliber. This exclusive group of blue chip vehicles is marked as the “Salon Collection” and reflects some of the most desirable examples available in the collector car market. This unique formula broke multiple world records in 2012 and 2013 and is once again offered during the 43rd Annual Scottsdale Auction.
This one-off example was delivered new to a Mr. G.M. Church of Pasadena, California, on October 10, 1929, and owned for many years by Mr. Lester Braunstein of Beverly Hills. This car is featured in John Webb de Campi’s book Rolls-Royce in America. Pictured in the book is a factory photo, a picture taken circa 1950s and a picture in the 1970s with former owner Lester Braunstein. This Ascot is clearly one of the most desirable American made Rolls-Royces created, and this car the most unique of them all. Of the 21 Ascot Phaetons built this example is the only Ascot with roll up windows, the adaption performed by the renowned Murphy coachworks of Pasadena. This original chassis (No. S308LR), engine (No. 21089) and build (No. B7169) was the subject of an extensive restoration spanning years. The car has been the recipient of numerous awards, trophies and honors.
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