1950-1956 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV

The 1950-1956 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV was the most exclusive of all postwar Rolls-Royce models, and not one you're apt to see any day of the week. The Phantom IV was built on a longer Silver Wraith chassis and powered by the Rolls-Royce straight six with two extra cylinders tacked on.

Each Phantom IV was built to special order, and went to royalty or heads of state only. Each was fitted with a special handcrafted limousine body with wood framing, and offered seven-passenger seating capacity. In appearance, it was "British formal," with a very upright stance.

Some models were fitted with freestanding headlamps; most had razor-edge styling. Rolls-Royce spared no expense on the Phantoms, the pride of its fleet, and apart from the chassis and suspension, they shared nothing with the more "common" Wraith and Dawn models.

Pluses of the 1950-1956 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV:

  • A true Milestone car
  • Famous first owners
  • Magnificent coachbuilt bodywork
  • Superb craftsmanship throughout
  • Tremendously scarce and desirable

Minuses of the 1950-1956 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV:

  • Extremely costly to buy, restore, and own
  • Most mechanical and all body parts now unobtainable
  • Ponderous to drive

Production of the 1950-1956 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV:

Specifications of the 1950-1956 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV:
Wheelbase, inches: 145.0
Length, inches: 229.0

Weight, pounds: approximately 5,500
Price, new
: NA

Engines for the 1950-1956 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV:

F I-8
5,675 cc (346 cid)

*Rolls-Royce customarily did not quote power or torque output.

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