|Rolls-Royce Phantom VI|
|Production|| 1968 – 1991|
|Transmission|| 3-speed automatic |
|Engine|| 6.2 litre V8 |
6.75 litre V8
Though it had been expressed that the days of motor cars of the like of the Rolls-Royce Phantom V were undoubtedly numbered, in 1968 Rolls-Royce launched the Phantom VI as a logical progression keeping up the high standards set in the past. The Phantom VI had a re-styled facia and was powered by an engine developed from that of the current Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. An increase in capacity to 6,750 cc in 1979 was coupled with the introduction of a 3-speed automatic transmission instead of the previously employed 4-speed automatic gearbox. This last specimen of a passenger motor car with separate chassis produced by Rolls-Royce was offered until 1991. The chassis used coil springing all round and the car used drum brakes.
The Phantom had a 90 degree V8 with a capacity of 6,230 cc with a bore of 104 mm and stroke of 91.5 mm. This was raised in 1982 to 6,750 cc by fitting the engine from the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit. Twin SU carburettors were fitted. The car had a 4-speed automatic gearbox (from 1979 a 3-speed automatic gearbox with torque converter became standard).
When production ended 374 had been made.
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