he Phantom VI, unveiled in 1968, was heir to the throne of the first Phantom, which made its debut more than 40 years earlier and likewise represented the ultimate in coachbuilt luxury, reserved for wealthy clients, royalty and the like. Most of the Phantom VIs produced – just 374 cars over the vehicle’s 24 year run – were fitted with custom, handcrafted bodies at the Mulliner Park Ward coachbuilding factory at Hythe Road, Willesden, London. In the eyes of many enthusiasts, this was the last fully coachbuilt Rolls-Royce and the last body fashioned by Mulliner Park Ward before the 100-year-old coachbuilder officially came under the Rolls-Royce umbrella.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
6,230 cc V8 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 3,683 mm (145")
Source: RM Auctions Photo Credit: Copyright Tom Wood