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Old 17-03-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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Dazzle show car promotions:1929 Rolls Royce Phantom I Ascot tourer



Year : 1929
Make : Rolls-Royce
Model : Phantom I
Coachbuilder : Brewster
Body Type : Springfield Ascot Tourer
Colour : Black
Trim : Olive Green Leather
History : Chassis No S203KR. An important and stylish American built Phantom I. One of a very limited production with just 28 bodies believed to have been produced in this style. According to the Rolls-Royce build sheets, S203 KR was delivered new to a Mr. R. E. Field of Milford, Ohio on December 26, 1929. By 1947 the car was noted to have been in for some repairs at which time it was owned by a Mr T. A. Norton of New York City. In 1949 it had moved to Forest Hills Gardens on Long Island in the ownership of Mr. S. E. Ryan and three years later was owned by James H. Fowler of Nebraska. In 1956 the car had moved back to the East Coast now with James R. Mathews of Newark, New Jersey. In May 1970 the car was owned by John C. Coval of Wycoff, New Jersey. It is most likely that John Coval had the car fully restored as in the early 1970s the car was a familiar sight at several car shows including some Grand Classics events of the Classic Car Club of America. A photograph of S203 KR on a judging field appears on page 79 of Rolls-Royce in America by John Webb de Campi. At the time the car was painted an olive green colour and wore a distinctive stone radiator shield. Part of an important European collection until very recently. Fitted with a tail mounted trunk with complete tools fitted on two levels.
Condition : It is quite clear that this matching numbers Ascot Tourer has undergone further restoration work since its show days back in the 1970s, not least of which is that the car has been repainted in black. S203KR is a magnificent example in show condition.
Technical Data : Three speed manual gearbox, 6 cylinder in-line engine, 7.6 litres displacement, 7668cc capacity. Servo-assisted brakes.
Rolls-Royce built the finest automobile in the world in Springfield, Massachusetts specifically for the U.S. market. Many Rolls-Royce owners feel the Springfield-built cars were better assembled than those built in Derby. Even more maintain that the catalog coachwork from Brewster -- which was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1926 -- was superior in construction and design to the catalog coachwork from British and European coachbuilders. In any event, they were specifically adapted to the needs of the U.S. market, with lefthand drive, radiator shutters, 6 volt electrical systems, 3-speed transmissions, Bijur centralized lubrication, canister oil filter and carburetor air filter. This 1929 Phantom I Regent convertible coupe by Brewster is a superb example of the culmination of Rolls-Royce's activities in America, the completion of the transition from Silver Ghost to Phantom I and the company's most successful sales year with 350 cars sold. Finished in beautiful deep Bordeaux with Grey leather upholstery, interior trim, cloth soft top and matching covering for its carefully fitted luggage trunk which matches the slope of the rear deck, it shows off brilliantly chromed wire wheels, wide whitewall tires and dual side mounted spares with rear view mirrors. One of the Regent's distinctive features is the right side entrance door for the rumble seat making entry and exit much easier and more graceful than the usual set of outside steps on the rear fender. A set of C.M. Hall depress beam headlights, fishtail exhaust tip, varnished wooden running boards, solid chrome plated door hinges, rollup side windows and gorgeous varnished interior wood trim give this exclusive Rolls-Royce enough eyeball appeal for an entire collection of classic cars. It was restored with care, accuracy, pride and an abundance of craftsmanship some time ago and has seen limited careful use sinceThe 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 was state of the art at the time, as three groups of two cylinders with detachable heads, 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.
Semi-elliptical springs suspended the front, while cantilever springs were used in the rear. 4-wheel servo-assisted brakes were also specified, though some initial US models lacked front brakes.
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.
UK models were built at Rolls' Derby factory, while US Phantoms were built in Springfield, Massachusetts.
[edit] Production
Phantom I (UK): 2269
Phantom I (US): 1243
Assembled in the Rolls-Royce facility in Springfield, Massachusetts and especially adapted to the U.S. market although with engines built in England, the Springfield Phantoms are avidly sought by American collectors. The 1926 Phantom I Pall Mall Tourer with coachwork by Rolls-Royce Custom Coachworks is an especially attractive and functional example built to the highest standards. Owned for over thirty years by a respected Rolls-Royce/Bentley collector, it is a particularly well restored automobile which has been toured and enjoyed on events throughout North America. A lefthand drive car, it is particularly well suited to contemporary tours and it is lavishly equipped with dual windshields (the rear screen having large folding side windows for added occupant protection), a rear compartment tonneau cover, side curtains neatly stowed in a compartment behind the front seat, dual sidemount spares, a cigar lighter on a long cord and other accessories too numerous to mention. Among its impedimenta is a license plate from the Rolls-Royce Owners Club 1978 "Tennessee Dogwood Tour". Finished in Green with Black fenders and Green leather and a Beige canvas top, it has recently received a complete bare metal respray and has been both cosmetically and mechanically freshened and is ready to resume impressing occupants, counterparts and onlookers alike on a new round of tours and events.

Photos and write up soon...

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Old 17-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Looking forward to this, your clients have great taste... Such interesting an varied classics you have to work on
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I eagerly await any of your details.
The quality of the cars themselves are astounding and then the time and effort that you put into them beggars belief.

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At this point our detailing journey on this beautiful car collection, comes to an end.At least for now.
Last car we had to detail was this Rolls Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer.



I'd like to put my thoughts on paper, regarding this special project but I will try to let the pictures speak for themselves.
This car is a unique example of craftsman skill, unmatched design and quality built. This was a challenge for us for many different reasons.
This vehicle has great sentimental value for the owner, and any mistake or damage could have broken his heart, to say the least. In addition, only 3 of these cars exist in private collections.
The remaining 25 cars of these type rest in automotive museums.

What inspired us the most was owner'a own words:" Enjoy this unique Rolls Royce because there is big chance no one will lay his hands on her again,
before she takes the route for an international museum"

Some information regarding this car's history

Year : 1929
Make : Rolls-Royce
Model : Phantom I
Coachbuilder : Brewster
Body Type : Springfield Ascot Tourer
Colour : Black
Trim : Olive Green Leather
History : Chassis No S203KR. An important and stylish American built Phantom I. One of a very limited production with just 28 bodies believed to have been produced in this style. According to the Rolls-Royce build sheets, S203 KR was delivered new to a Mr. R. E. Field of Milford, Ohio on December 26, 1929. By 1947 the car was noted to have been in for some repairs at which time it was owned by a Mr T. A. Norton of New York City. In 1949 it had moved to Forest Hills Gardens on Long Island in the ownership of Mr. S. E. Ryan and three years later was owned by James H. Fowler of Nebraska. In 1956 the car had moved back to the East Coast now with James R. Mathews of Newark, New Jersey. In May 1970 the car was owned by John C. Coval of Wycoff, New Jersey. It is most likely that John Coval had the car fully restored as in the early 1970s the car was a familiar sight at several car shows including some Grand Classics events of the Classic Car Club of America. A photograph of S203 KR on a judging field appears on page 79 of Rolls-Royce in America by John Webb de Campi. At the time the car was painted an olive green colour and wore a distinctive stone radiator shield. Part of an important European collection until very recently. Fitted with a tail mounted trunk with complete tools fitted on two levels.
Condition : It is quite clear that this matching numbers Ascot Tourer has undergone further restoration work since its show days back in the 1970s, not least of which is that the car has been repainted in black. S203KR is a magnificent example in show condition.
Technical Data : Three speed manual gearbox, 6 cylinder in-line engine, 7.6 litres displacement, 7668cc capacity. Servo-assisted brakes.
Rolls-Royce built the finest automobile in the world in Springfield, Massachusetts specifically for the U.S. market. Many Rolls-Royce owners feel the Springfield-built cars were better assembled than those built in Derby. Even more maintain that the catalog coachwork from Brewster -- which was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1926 -- was superior in construction and design to the catalog coachwork from British and European coachbuilders. In any event, they were specifically adapted to the needs of the U.S. market, with lefthand drive, radiator shutters, 6 volt electrical systems, 3-speed transmissions, Bijur centralized lubrication, canister oil filter and carburetor air filter. This 1929 Phantom I Regent convertible coupe by Brewster is a superb example of the culmination of Rolls-Royce's activities in America, the completion of the transition from Silver Ghost to Phantom I and the company's most successful sales year with 350 cars sold. Finished in beautiful deep Bordeaux with Grey leather upholstery, interior trim, cloth soft top and matching covering for its carefully fitted luggage trunk which matches the slope of the rear deck, it shows off brilliantly chromed wire wheels, wide whitewall tires and dual side mounted spares with rear view mirrors. One of the Regent's distinctive features is the right side entrance door for the rumble seat making entry and exit much easier and more graceful than the usual set of outside steps on the rear fender. A set of C.M. Hall depress beam headlights, fishtail exhaust tip, varnished wooden running boards, solid chrome plated door hinges, rollup side windows and gorgeous varnished interior wood trim give this exclusive Rolls-Royce enough eyeball appeal for an entire collection of classic cars. It was restored with care, accuracy, pride and an abundance of craftsmanship some time ago and has seen limited careful use sinceThe 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 was state of the art at the time, as three groups of two cylinders with detachable heads, 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.
Semi-elliptical springs suspended the front, while cantilever springs were used in the rear. 4-wheel servo-assisted brakes were also specified, though some initial US models lacked front brakes.
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.
UK models were built at Rolls' Derby factory, while US Phantoms were built in Springfield, Massachusetts.
[edit] Production
Phantom I (UK): 2269
Phantom I (US): 1243
Assembled in the Rolls-Royce facility in Springfield, Massachusetts and especially adapted to the U.S. market although with engines built in England, the Springfield Phantoms are avidly sought by American collectors. The 1926 Phantom I Pall Mall Tourer with coachwork by Rolls-Royce Custom Coachworks is an especially attractive and functional example built to the highest standards. Owned for over thirty years by a respected Rolls-Royce/Bentley collector, it is a particularly well restored automobile which has been toured and enjoyed on events throughout North America. A lefthand drive car, it is particularly well suited to contemporary tours and it is lavishly equipped with dual windshields (the rear screen having large folding side windows for added occupant protection), a rear compartment tonneau cover, side curtains neatly stowed in a compartment behind the front seat, dual sidemount spares, a cigar lighter on a long cord and other accessories too numerous to mention. Among its impedimenta is a license plate from the Rolls-Royce Owners Club 1978 "Tennessee Dogwood Tour". Finished in Green with Black fenders and Green leather and a Beige canvas top, it has recently received a complete bare metal respray and has been both cosmetically and mechanically freshened and is ready to resume impressing occupants, counterparts and onlookers alike on a new round of tours and events.


During this detail over 2000 photos were taken. Here are some photos from the general condition of the car. We will be displaying additional photos of the work was carried out, during this write-up.


















































































































Initially we removed some parts, in order to get better access on the panels we had to do work on.

We removed the two spare wheels on the front fenders:



















We removed the small headlights from the front fenders:











Side covers were also removed:













Luggage removal, Let's see what's inside! Everything inside is orignal.


































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Lovely. Those were the days when a tool kit was a tool kit
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We turned the lights on and this is what we had to deal with:



























































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Since we removed everything with safety , next in line was cleaning the bodywork prior to clay and paint correction.

We couldn't wash the car as usual due to the fact that has many wooden panels and secondly because it is a convertible.

This RR has a system that lubricates parts of the chassis and engine, and as a result grease was evident on almost everyevery panel.
During the polishing stage, we re-did the same procedure, as we removed more bits and pieces, and we had to clean the area under after the removal.

We cleaned all panels with APC first and then we re-washed the car using ECO-smart waterless system.
After we were sure all panels were clean we clayed the car.





















Clay bar after this unusual washing process:



Some befores on the hood:







Correcting the paint with FG400 and a Hexlogic light cutting pad on the rotary



Some close ups after compounding





We removed safety hatches from the hood.
Cleaned with APC and polished properly with Swissvax Metal Polish





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After correcting the engine cover, we moved on to the panels surrounding the front grill as well as the front fenders.
We had to remove the headlighs and the chrome bumper, in order to properly polish these hard to reache areas.









This is how the headlight looked after many years of neglect. As you can see it is in excellent condition apart from surface contamination.



We also remove the manual starter cover:



Time to remove the chrome bumper:



Mpgdoc jumped in just in time to help me remove the bumper and few other parts. He is the man to call if you want something removed from your car.







We found the chance to clean the bumper connectors and the area around the front grill, once again:







Next was cleaning and polishing the upper headlights. We couldn't remove them, as we had to dismantle the whole front of the car, which was out of the question.

Surface rust on headlight support:



Calsium deposits and minor oxidation on the back:







Disassembling the headlights:







Safety pin:



Polishing the glass:



Polishing chrome parts with Swissvax metal polish and assembly:







We removed each headlight from the body in order to polish painted surfaces around them. Afterwards we put them into place in order to clean and polish each headlight.

Work in progress:











Repeating the same process on the other headlight:





We removed the on screw at a time in order to polish that spots:



A 50/50 shot after a set with FG400:



At this point I have to say, that we did polishing and finishing as well on these tight spots before putting back the parts on.
That way hard to reach areas was already done, leaving us with the accesible areas to correct.

Mgpdoc with a difficult task:







Mike cleaned and polished the front bumper before being back onto the car:



50/50 on the chrome bumper:





Cleaning up rusty brass pins:



Some random shots on the front grill :



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