Phantom tops Rolls sale

| 20 Jun 2011

The Bonhams Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars & Automobilia sale held at Rockingham Castle, Leicestershire on the 18 June realised £1,047,474 with 80% of lots sold.

A 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long-Wheelbase Limousine that was owned by both Princess Margaret and later by Burt Reynolds realised £21,850

After WW2 Rolls-Royce became the preferred choice of the Royal Family, and the long-wheelbase Silver Shadow was supplied to the personal order of HRH Princess Margaret in 1975. The Silver Shadow was destined to continue its high-profile ownership and was bought by the American movie star Burt Reynolds in 1984, who took the car to America and kept it at his ranch in Florida.

The top lot of the sale was a 1931 Rolls- Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Saloon Limousine (above), owned by the renowned collector the late Jack Tattersall, sold for £118,000. Further highlights of the sale included a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon, one of only 280 ever completed, that sold for £97,200.

Among the Bentley’s offered by Bonhams, a 1996 Bentley Azure Convertible sold for £64,750 and a 1935 Bentley 3½ -Litre Sports Saloon realised £41,000.