1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster at Auction by Coys
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After much anticipation, Coys Classic Car Auction will open its gates to car enthusiasts on July 14. The event will take place at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, UK. Among the 120 remarkable vehicles that will be offered at the sale, one is truly special in many ways. It’s a 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster, a wonderful car with an irresistible appeal: it has a Hollywood-marked past.
Bought in 1933 and modified by Tom Mix, the car changed owners several times in its existence. Among them was Bette Davis, Warner Brothers, and collectors Hal Blaine and Bill McLenahan. The classic car has an elegant coachwork in White and Dove Grey, and features a leather interior with a nice patina. The gear lever still features the letter “M” as a reminder of its special history. It is estimated to fetch between £110,000 and £130,000 ($170,000-$200,000).
Other remarkable cars to be sold at Coys include a 1954 Rolls-Royce that used to belong to Dirk Bogard, and a 1972 Volkswagen Karman Ghia that was owned by Kelly Jones and Javier Weyler of Stereophonics. According to Managing Director of Coys, Chris Routledge, “the whole point [of the event] is that anyone can turn up and put their car into the Concours and have the potential of winning a prize.” He also added that “the point of the Concours is to show cars right across the collecting spectrum”, even if they are not that exotic.