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of the Month - March 2002
Rolls-Royce Phantom I
Open Tourer by Windovers, 1926, #6YC
factory documents show that this Phantom I
had been commissioned by the Rajah of Nanpara. His Highness decided the
task to design and produce the body for this car should be entrusted to
Windovers. This coachbuilder enjoyed a fine reputation and had a large
clientele among the Indian Princes. Hence this was not the first time for
Windovers to tackle the challenge of combining the perfection of a
Rolls-Royce motor car and the preferences of an Indian Maharajah.
company had been founded in 1796, during the coachbuilding era in the true
sense of the word. The change from carriage to coachwork on motor car
chassis was so successful, that during the early 20ies a factory at
Colindale, near London, was acquired. That was the place, where the body
on this Phantom I took shape; polished aluminium throughout and the petrol
tank, frame, etc. were painted aluminium.