Rolls-Royce Phantom IV
Production 1949-1956
Body Style Coachbuilt bodies
Designer Various

The Phantom IV was the most exclusive Rolls-Royce model ever built. Just 18 were made between 1949 and 1956, exclusively for royalty and heads of state. It is the only Rolls-Royce motor car to be fitted with a straight 8 engine.

The first Phantom IV was owned by Princess Elizabeth, later to become Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The purchase reflected a move away from the traditional royal preference for Daimler motor cars, which was to continue until the delivery of a customised Bentley in 2002.

This first car, which became a state car upon her accession to the throne in 1952 and still remains in the Royal Mews to this day, was later supplemented by a similar model with a landaulette body (since retired).

Other owners included Princess Margaret, the Shah of Iran and General Franco of Spain, whose two customised cars are still in ceremonial service with King Juan Carlos.



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