vineri, 22 aprilie 2016

Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine by Mulliner Park Ward 1972 - World Of Classic Cars -

Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine by Mulliner Park Ward 1972

The Phantom VI was an ultra-exclusive rolling chassis made from 1968-1990. From 1968 to 1973 it was manufactured by Rolls-Royce Ltd. and 1973-1990 by its successor Rolls-Royce Motors. Most were bodied as limousines, a few landaulettes, and at least one as aconvertible. The Phantom VI was used until 2002 as official state car by the British queen,  Elizabeth II. Based on the Phantom V, the Phantom VI had a re-styled dashboard and was powered by an engine derived from the current Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. Most of the coachwork was created by Mulliner Park Ward usually in limousine form though a few landaulettes were made. The Phantom VI was the last Rolls-Royce with separate chassis. It featured coil springs in front, leaf springs in rear, and drum brakes on all four wheels. The car was powered by a twin SU carburettors mated to a 6,230cc, V8 and coupled to a four-speed automatic gearbox.
Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine by Mulliner Park Ward 1972

Famous owners included Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother. Those owned by Elizabeth II were official state cars, adapted for that purposed with a flag staff and illuminated heraldic shield above the windscreen. Having been retired from active service in 2002, both are now on public display: one in the royal motor museum at Sandringham and the other in the special garage aboard HMY Britannia in Leith, Edinburgh. The Governor of Hong Kong used a Rolls-Royce Phantom V for ceremonial occasions. It was removed from Hong Kong by the Royal Navy immediately following the handover to China on 1 July 1997.