Rolls-Royce Phantom V

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driven -

If you hap­pened to see a news­reel of the Royal Fam­ily in the 1960s, there was a rea­son­able chance that a Phantom V would make a stately ap­pear­ance. HM used a 1960 and a 1961 model, both with Park Ward Coach­work – the Per­spex rear roof came about af­ter HM ex­pressed her wishes to be more vis­i­ble to her sub­jects when on tours. There was also head-level air con­di­tion­ing to com­pen­sate for the ex­tra heat, and smooth-fin­ished run­ning boards to pre­vent the Queen from catch­ing her heel at the State Open­ing of Par­lia­ment. Both Vs were re­tired from ac­tive ser­vice in 2002 and this model now re­sides at San­dring­ham.

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