Rolls-Royce Phantom I
|1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I (North America)|
|Also called||40/50 Phantom|
|Body style(s)||4-door sedan|
|Engine(s)||7668 cc I6|
|Wheelbase||143½ in (3644.9 mm)|
US LWB: 146½ in (3721.1 mm)
UK LWB: 150½ (3822.7 mm)
The Phantom was Rolls-Royce's replacement for the original Silver Ghost. Like the famed Ghost, the Phantom was constructed both in the United Kingdom and United States, with the US model trailing the UK by one year on introduction and two in replacement.
One major improvement over the Silver Ghost was the new pushrod-OHV straight-6 engine. Constructed as three groups of two cylinders with detachable heads (state of the art at the time), the large engine produced excellent power to pull the large heavy car. The engine used a 4¼ in (107.9 mm) bore and long 5½ in (139.7 mm) stroke for a total of 7.7 L (7668 cc/467 in³) of displacement. Aluminum was substituted for cast iron in the cylinder heads in 1928.
Differences between the US and UK models included available wheelbases — both were specified with the same 143½ in (3644.9 mm) base length, but the UK long-wheelbase model was longer at 150½ (3822.7 mm) than the 146½ in (3721.1 mm) American version. Other differences included the transmission, with UK models using a 4-speed and US models using a 3-speed manual transmission, both with a single dry-plate clutch.
- Phantom I (UK): 2269
- Phantom I (US): 1243
- Rolls-Royce New Phantom Limousine 1926.jpg
Rolls-Royce New Phantom Limousine 1926
- Rolls-Royce New Phantom Landaulette De Ville 1927.jpg
Rolls-Royce New Phantom Landaulette De Ville 1927
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars road car timeline
|Independent||Vickers plc||VW Group||BMW|
|WWII||Silver Dawn||Silver Cloud||Silver Shadow/Silver Wraith II||Silver Spirit/Spur/Dawn|
|Premium||30 hp||40/50 hp (Silver Ghost)||Phantom I/II/III||Silver Wraith||Camargue||Silver Seraph||Phantom|
|Convertible||Corniche/II/III/IV||Corniche V||Phantom Drophead|