Produced for four years, this Phantom III had a massive 7.3 litre V12 engine car that would run a top speed of 145 km/hr was also the last of the V12 series from Rolls-Royce (the next V12 was introduced after a gap of almost 60 years when the Silver Seraph rolled out in 1998).
Of the 725 cars produced, most were built by bespoke coachbuilders such as Thrupp & Maberly, Hooper, H.J. Mulliner, etc.
Decorated soldier General Bernard Montgomery or “Monty” of WWII fame, who otherwise led a very simple life, owned few "Rolls". To meet any visiting foreign dignitary or to greet his soldiers, Monty would always use one of his three Phantom IIIs.
But of all the Rolls that he possessed, his personal favourite was this model that was originally built by coachbuilder H.J. Mulliner for Mr. Alan Butler (Chairman of De Havilland Aircraft Co.). Monty brought this car later and possessed the same car for the next 25 years using it almost daily. Whether in the UK or to visit the then NATO headquarters in Paris, "Monty" always made it a point to use this car.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 2.5|
|Theme||VIP and Royalty|