1926 Rolls-Royce Limousine Used by John Pierpont Morgan, Jr.

Summary

With the introduction of the superb Silver Ghost model in 1907, the British-made Rolls-Royce became known as the world's best automobile. In 1925 the New Phantom replaced the aging Silver Ghost. This 1926 New Phantom was ordered by American banker J.P. Morgan, Jr. It features British-style right hand drive but the custom limousine body is by American coach builder Brewster.

With the introduction of the superb Silver Ghost model in 1907, the British-made Rolls-Royce became known as the world's best automobile. In 1925 the New Phantom replaced the aging Silver Ghost. This 1926 New Phantom was ordered by American banker J.P. Morgan, Jr. It features British-style right hand drive but the custom limousine body is by American coach builder Brewster.

Artifact

Limousine

Date Made

1926

Creators

Brewster & Company 

Rolls-Royce Ltd. 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England, Derby 

United States, New York, New York City, Long Island City 

Creator Notes

Chassis manufactured in Derby, England by Rolls-Royce Ltd. and mounted to a Brewster & Co. body made in Long Island City, New York.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

38.472.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John Pierpont Morgan, Jr.

Material

Metal
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Dark green
Green
Black (Color)
Maroon

Dimensions

Height: 83.25 in

Width: 72.5 in

Length: 215.5 in

Wheelbase: 149.7 in

Inscriptions

Hubs: ROLLS-ROYCE/ROLLS-ROYCE Radiator front: ROLLS / RR (Superimposed) / ROYCE

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