1931 Rolls Royce Phantom I Regent Convertible Coupe

VIN: 22444

(Not The Actual Vin Number)

Stock# 22444
1931 Rolls Royce Phantom I Regent Convertible Coupe
Stock#: 22444
Ext. Color: White
Int. Color: Black
Year: 1931
Body Convertible/Coupe
Vin#: 22444

Coachwork by Brewster & Co.

1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Regent Convertible Coupe
Coachwork by Brewster & Co.
Chassis no. S460MR
Engine no. 22609

7,668cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
100bhp at 3,000rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Semi-elliptical Leaf Springs and Rear Cantilever Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Servo-assisted Drum Brakes 

*Unique inlaid wood trim and custom cast inside door handles
*Document history from new. 
*One of 18 original Regent Phantom I convertible coupes
*Numbers matching with 
documented  history

This Rolls-Royce Phantom I was delivered new to a Mr. John Brichetto, a bank president
and  land owner  in Sacramento, California. Mr. Brichetto was clearly a man of great taste and  means,  and had the car delivered to him at The Hotel St. Francis, in downtown San Francisco. The car remained in his ownership until his death in 1934. The car dropped out of sight but remained in Northern California. After the  war  the car was in the ownership of Mr. Rafe Selfridge, a member of Selfridge family, founders of Selfridge department stores in London, England.

In the late 
1950s  Mr. Selfridge sold the car to his friend John Maxfield. Mr. Maxfield embarked on a fairly epic journey driving the Rolls from Barstow, CA to Gainesville, Florida. It is believed that it was in Maxfield's ownership that the car was repainted and fitted with its current upholstery. Mr. Maxfield continued to enjoy the car until 1973 when it passed to a fellow CCCA member Carter Farrar of Lakewood, Colorado. Mr. Farrar retained the car until his passing in  1998,  when it was then sold on to Mr. Elliot Grossman in New York, who retained the car until 2012. Today the car is in good order. It presents very well and with a great deal of patina and charm. 

As it was when new, the great characteristic of this style of coachwork is its versatility. Capable of offering full open motoring to breeze along in the sunshine, with none of the elegance of the car impeded, or proper isolation from the elements on colder or wetter days, this Phantom I can do it all. Anyone who has ever driven a well set up Phantom I will tell you that they are great tour cars. The 
7.7 liter  engine provides an overabundance of torque which makes them delightfully easy to drive. This engine is of course paired with a wonderful chassis with servo assisted brakes, and the exquisite deftness and precision of all the controls make the Phantom I one of the best driving experiences from the prewar era.



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