Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster by Brewster 1927 – The S162PM chassis number is one of the coolest thirteen Rolls-Royce Phantom I made in Springfield to carry the Playboy Roadster body. Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster by Brewster 1927 with 40/50 bhp engine, 468 cu. incoming six-cylinder inline OHV engine, three-speed manual transmission and electric overdrive, powerful front axle with semi-elliptical spring springs, live rear axle with cantilever leaf spring platform suspension, and four wheel assisted servo brakes. Wheelbase distance: 146.5 inches.
Hereditary cars changed hands from prominent artists. Like Sonya Levien Hovey, as a prominent Hollywood screenwriter from 1920 to 1950, received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1955. The ownership card for this car, held by the Rolls-Royce Foundation and a copy is stored.
Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster by Brewster 1927, obtained from Mrs. Hovey by Warner Brothers Studios and has a bodywork that is fixed with more modern rocket fenders and lower headlamps. In this form, it will appear for years in several films, the most prominent 1955 Giant classic film, alongside legendary actor James Dean, and the 1965 Inside Daisy Clover movie, in which the film is hosted by Robert Redford.
When Warner Brothers dumped most of their property vehicles in 1970, Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster by Brewster 1927 was sold to Hal Blaine, himself a famous drummer and session musician who has played drums on more best-selling albums than anyone in the rock era -and-roll (including more than 40 number one hits).
Mr. Blaine has returned his car and, for years, has been featured on Rolls-Royce Owner Club events in Southern California. Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster by Brewster 1927 is featured on the cover of the hit album Al Wilson Show and Tell and on the cover of Car’s book. The Old Classics by Andrew Whyte, a copy of which both accompany the Rolls.
Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster by Brewster 1927 changed hands to William McClenahan, and then spent many years on display at the famous collection of Art Astor in Anaheim, California. After the sale of Astor Collection, Rolls-Royce Phantom I was restored to an original appearance in 1933 by renowned specialist Steve Litton, including a copy of the original Brewster original filler.
Repainting with plain and black quality in black cellulose. The paint is beautifully contrasted with the same maroon coating, in mild but comfortable condition, and with dark maroon wire wheels, leaning on the whitewall tire for the right blast of color.
Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy Roadster by Brewster 1927 is offered from the famous North American collection, it is certainly one of the most exciting Rolls-Royces of its era, and it boasts of rich Californian origin, including some big names in Hollywood stars.