Rolls-Royce Phantom I Springfield Sedan Landaulet by Brewster & Co

Rolls-Royce Phantom I Springfield Sedan Landaulet by Brewster from 1929.

Brewster & Company was an American custom carriage-maker and automobile coachbuilder founded by James Brewster in 1810 and active almost 130 years. Brewster began in New Haven, Connecticut and quickly established a reputation for building America’s finest carriages. He opened his first New York City showroom at 52 Broad Street in 1827.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom was Rolls-Royce’s replacement for the original Silver Ghost. Introduced as the New Phantom in 1925, the Phantom had a larger engine than the Silver Ghost and used pushrod-operated overhead valves instead of the Silver Ghost’s side valves.

The Phantom was built in Derby, England, and Springfield, Massachusetts, in the United States. There were several differences in specification between the English and American Phantoms.

The Phantom was replaced by the Phantom II in 1929. The designation Phantom I was never used by Rolls-Royce; it is a construct of enthusiasts applied to help distinguish it from other generations with the same model name.

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