3 1925 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I AERO­DY­NAMIC COUPE

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This one-of-a-kind go­liath was coachbuilt by Jon­ck­heere of Belgium in 1934 af­ter it had been pur­chased by the Raja of Nan­para, fol­low­ing a few years of ne­glect by its orig­i­nal Detroit owner. The out­landish de­sign, with its slop­ing body and cir­cu­lar doors, did not sit well with the bulk of Rolls afi­ciona­dos, but still man­aged to a win a Prix d’hon­neur at the 1936 Cannes Con­cours d’ele­gance. The car dis­ap­peared and reap­peared a few times, in­clud­ing in a junk­yard in New Jersey, where it was even­tu­ally snapped up and re­stored. The Petersen ac­quired the car in 2001 and re­stored it to its for­mer glory, paint­ing it black to high­light its unique and strik­ing look

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