Rolls-Royce Phantom IV
|Rolls-Royce Phantom IV|
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 and General Franco of Spain, whose two customised cars are still in ceremonial service with King Juan Carlos.
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