1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Riviera Town

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Riviera Town Car by Brewster.

This is one of only 10 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Riviera Town Cars bodied by Brewster & Company. The interior features marquetry panels on the division and rear doors, with walnut and mahogany mouldings around the top edge. The canework on the rear compartment of the Riviera took three months to complete and was specially ordered from Brewster as were the many gold-plated metal-trim pieces. The first owner of this car was Irene Mamlock Simon Schoelkopf Carman, of Ohio. Already a rich widow, her second husband, C.P. Hugo Schoelkopf, was one of the wealthiest men in Buffalo, New York. After many years it was bought by Rolls-Royce collector Roger Morrison, who restored the car and showed it at Pebble Beach in 2003, where it won its class and the award for Most Elegant Closed Car. It later became part of the late John O'Quinn collection. After that it was purchased by a West Coast collector in 2011. Three years later the car returned to Pebble Beach, where it was again a double award-winner, winning Best in Class, for a second time, and the Lucius Beebe Trophy for Most Elegant Rolls-Royce.

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Production Start 1929
Country of origin Great Britain