We have all heard the phrase “they don’t make them like they used to.” This Brewster bodied Rolls-Royce might just be the car that created that saying.
At very least this 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brougham Brewster gives the old saying a whole lot of meaning. Many cars over the course of the past 135-years have been specially ordered. This is especially true for a certain period in time, where automakers for the most part were only commissioned for the chassis. Of course mass production automaker’s put a damper on the practice after WWII. Maybe it was not economical or maybe it had to do with demand. Who knows, it could have been a mix of the two. What is absolutely clear though, is that the old saying is 100% true and this car is a noteworthy example.
Prior to 1933, Mr. and Mrs. C. Mathews Dick commissioned Brewster to build them a one-off automobile based off the rarely imported Rolls-Royce Phantom II chassis. The result was something that was not before seen and that has rarely since been seen. A steeply raked vee shaped windshield leads into a classical Brougham-style rear compartment fit for royalty. With tasteful electric carriage lamps, the design is fairly reminiscent of the days of horse-drawn carriages. Inside the drivers compartment is fitted with a dark and luxurious leather upholstery accented by a stunning wood dash that displays a full set of gauges.
However stunning the driver’s compartment may be though, it pales in comparison to the passenger compartment. A plush button-tufted wool cloth bench seat is surrounded by exquisite inlaid woodwork and gold-plated hardware details. Other features include a pair of drop seats and floor mounted heater vents. This car has since only seen modification to the outside and otherwise has remained in its original condition with the exception of new carpets and partial door trim replacement. It has been shown only a handful of times and has won accolades each and every time. This is clearly a very special car and it is now scheduled to be sold at RM Sotheby’s Eschen, Liechtenstein Auction on June 19, 2021. For more information on this car or how to register to place your bid click here.