Evaluation: Restored in 1990 whilst owned by Sir Anthony Bamford (JCB) this well-traveled Phantom possesses superb modern paint if slightly uneven on the wings. The chrome plating is exemplary. The Lucas headlight lenses are yellowing. The chassis is black painted and dry clean. The grille top has uneven chrome. The wheels and tyres are in superb condition. The driver’s door drops slightly when opened and the bottom edge gap is too tight. The clocks have thick crystal glass lens. The seat leather is superb, but looks too red for the period. The carpets disappoint, they’re lumpy and ill-fitted. The woodwork is wonderful, truly artisan. This car will please, if it’s a remote buyer, when delivered. A very good showing.
Bottom Line: Offered by RM Sotheby’s at Salon Privee in 2011 where it did not sell, with an estimate of £380,000-£420,000. It appears to have been little used but consistently maintained since then and is an extraordinary example bought for a reasonable price.