Saturday, February 9, 2013

1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal Cabriolet

One of a kind 1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Cabriolet. Powered by a 7.3-liter V12 engine.
Commissioned by Louie Ritter, noted and highly successful furrier to New York's high society
re-bodied in 1947 by Labourdette of Paris. 
This Phantom III was the Labourdette's last and arguably most daring work. 
The pillarless windshield, 'vutotal,' is a Labourdette patent, 
and much of the brass is leaded into the body.
The body alone cost $44,000 - which made it one of the most expensive of its time.





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