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For Sale: 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III
in Hanover, Massachusetts

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CARuso Classic Cars
CARuso Classic Cars
427 Columbia Rd Suite 112
Hanover, MA 02339
866-538-1671
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Description
 
1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III Convertible 3AZ178
Coach builder: Thrupp & Maberly
12 cylinders
142" Wheelbase
25,000 Original Miles

Top Rolls Royce of the era and some say the top Rolls Royce ever. All Rolls Royces of this era were custom made.

Chassis 3AZ178 was the second Phantom III sent to India. The chassis left the factory on 14 September 1936, fitted with engine H34S. It had been set up for use in the UK for town work and touring. The chassis was ordered by the coachbuilder Barker and Co., and was sent to them on 18 September.
Barker built a 7-passenger limousine on the chassis (body no. 7137); it was finished in dark green and black, and had black painted headlamps.
The chassis had been ordered from Barker by Arthur Joseph Coppinger (1856 - 9 November 1939) of 57 Eaton Place, London SW1. He was a wealthy businessman and had already owned Phantom I 15LC, and Phantom IIs 53XJ and 107SK. 3AZ178 was completed on 21 November 1936.
Coppinger sold the car within a year, and in 1937 the chassis was owned by the Maharaja of Darbhanga (who had ordered 3BU50 in 1935 and got it in 1937). The Maharaja owned the largest collection precious jewels at the time. The chassis was sent to Thrupp & Maberly, who built a drophead coupe body on the chassis, with a fully disappearing hood. The car cost 30,000 rupees (2270 pounds) and was sent to India in February 1938. After the Maharaja died in the 1960’s the car arrived back in England in September 1968 in a fairly bad state. It was bought by Hugh Boucher of Kent, who had it restored by coachbuilder James Young, including re painting, new upholstery and a new hood. The car was registered CS2. After Mr. Boucher passed in 1999, the car made its way to the US through 2 dealers and in January 2000 was priced for sale for $750,000. By 2006 it was with a new owner in the state of New Hampshire. The NH owner had the car completely restored to original colors by Fran Hoxas of Chicago who is widely regarded as the best restorer of cars of this type.

Car is from a significant vintage Rolls Royce Collection - others available. Also have Stanley Steamers, Locomoblie and Duesenbergs for sale.

Please call Fred if you have any questions at (781)799-0689

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 6
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$1,300,000
or best offer
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Hanover, MA
Zip
02339
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
Convertible

Odometer Reading
25000

Year
1937

VIN
3AZ178

Vehicle Category/Style
Antique

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Blue

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Mint

Interior Details

Color(s)
Tan

Seat Material
Leather

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior
Mint

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
V-12

Engine History
Rebuilt

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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