Whatever else can be said about visionary engineering pioneers Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, those men left a profound stamp upon the face of automotive pioneers. And while neither lived to see it, the 1960 Rolls Royce Phantom V was proof positive of that reality. Beginning in 1906 (though the partnership originated earlier) Rolls and Royce established a design and manufacturing operation with every intention of achieving excellence in their own lifetimes and beyond. In adhering to that philosophical cornerstone, subsequent generations at the companys helm would see to it that models like the 1960 Rolls Royce Phantom V would honor the legacy of which it was a very tangible part. Modeled structurally and functionally upon the concurrently in-production Silver Cloud II, the 1960 Rolls Royce Phantom V was aesthetically geared towards an elite clientele, even by its own standards.
Like its Silver Cloud contemporary, the Phantom V was a 4-door sedan with a standard FR layout. A muscular 6.2-liter Rolls Royce V-8 also powered it along. And while the engine was proprietary, the transmission, a Hydramatic gearbox (automatic), was provided by General Motors. Manufactured in Crewe, England over the course of a decade, just over 500 units rolled off the lines during that time. And the buyers ranged from the wealthy to the wealthy and famous, with many royal figures throughout the world taking ownership of a Phantom V. As though Rolls Royce was not already a gold standard of automotive supremacy within the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II herself called at least one Phantom V her own. The model was also a body-on-frame construction, which left the coachwork up to esteemed coachbuilders ranging from Park Ward to James Young.
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