Rolls-Royce Phantom V & VI

Rolls-Royce Phantom V & VI

Rolls-Royce Phantom V 1959 – 1968 parts and spares & PVI

Production: 1959–1968 | 516 produced | Body style: 4-door sedan | Engine: 6230 cc Rolls-Royce V8 | Transmission: 4-speed automatic | Wheelbase: 144 in (3658 mm) | Related: Silver Cloud II

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith The Phantom V was a large, ultra-exclusive four-door saloon made by Rolls-Royce from 1959 to 1968. Based on the Silver Cloud II, it shared a V8 engine and General Motors Hydramatic automatic gearbox with its smaller sibling. Rolls-Royce assembled the cars' chassis and drivetrains with bodies made to standard designs by coachbuilders H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward, and James Young, former vendors absorbed by Rolls-Royce.

The engine was a 6,230 cc 90 degree V8 with twin SU carburetors, coupled to a 4-speed automatic transmission. The car had massive drum brakes and a wheelbase of 3,683 mm. Four speed automatic transmission and power assisted steering were standard.

From 1963 onward the Silver Cloud III's 7% more powerful engine and new front wings incorporating the latter's quad headlamps were fitted.

A total of 516 Phantom V's were made. Famous owners included Queen Elizabeth II, one of whose models can now be viewed in the special garage aboard HMY Britannia in Leith, Edinburgh, and her mother, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Those owned by Elizabeth II were official state cars, adapted for that purposed with a flag staff and illuminated heraldic shield above the windscreen.She gave one as a gift to then Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito. King Olav V of Norway owned a 1962 limousine as a state car.

The Governor of Hong Kong used a Rolls-Royce Phantom V for ceremonial occasions. It was removed from Hong Kong by the Royal Navy immediately following the handover to China on 1 July 1997. Then Beatle John Lennon's psychedelic painted Phantom V, a Sixties counter-culture icon, came from the factory finished in white, with Lennon commissioning the custom paint job atop it.

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