Rolls-Royce during the early 20ies had started motor car production at a
factory in the United States of America. From that branch in Springfield,
Massachusetts, USA this Rolls-Royce Phantom I was delivered in 1933 to a
destination in the state of New York. It became common practice over the
years to separate between Phantom I made in England and those from
production in the USA by using the designation Rolls-Royce ‘Springfield’
Phantom I for the latter.
"St. Martin" was name chosen for a coachwork-design that was
offered by Rolls-Royce Custom Coachwork. The Rolls-Royce Custom Coachwork
organization however did not arrange for more than a minuscule number of
bodies to be finished at the Waltham Avenue Works, Springfield, of
Rolls-Royce of America. The majority of bodies were ordered to be built to a
design as per RRCCW’s specifications by extern coachbuilders. Preferred
among those was Brewster, New York, which cannot surprise because
Rolls-Royce had acquired that coachbuilder.