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By Martin Bennett with tables by Bernard L. King. The Rolls-Royce Phantoms IV, V and VI totaled fewer than
1,000 cars. They were their maker's top of the range models. The very rare
Phantom IV in particular was very special, and although pictures of them are
rarely seen, this book includes more than 100 illustrations of that model
alone, so that the reader can see what all eighteen cars looked like. There are
even coachbuilders' drawings of Phantom IVs that were proposed but never
Besides the 'standard' Mulliner Park Ward Phantom V and VI, there
are detailed illustrations of the less numerous coachwork styles including
one-off designs, as well as the many variations specified by customers to
otherwise standard designs.
A chapter on the coachbuilders provides a history of each
Phantom coachbuilder and illustrations of coachwork under construction. The
various Phantom IV, V and VI Owners' Handbooks and Supplements are described
and illustrated. Each individual Phantom IV, V and VI motor car is listed by
chassis number in comprehensive tables compiled by well-known 'listologist'
Bernard King, with such details as engine number, coachwork details, delivery
date and original owner, and there is a U.K. registration number/chassis number
cross-reference table allowing cars seen at Rallies and the like to be
Martin Bennett was born in Gloucestershire, England in
1949, and still spends time there despite living in Australia for most of his
life. He is the author of a number of successful books on Rolls-Royce and
Bentley cars, notably Rolls-Royce and Bentley: The Crewe Years and Bentley
Continental. Martin was also editor of the Rolls-Royce Owner's Club of
Australia journal, Praeclarum, for twenty years, He owns two Bentleys, an
S1 James Young saloon and a T series saloon.
- Hard bound with dust jacket and slip case
- 304 pages
- 215mm x 285mm (portrait)
- 440 black and white and color photographs and