Friday, August 22, 2014

1937 Rolls Royce returning to Milwaukee Masterpiece show field

 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom Aerodynamic Coupe on Rodeo

I feel this one beautiful car and would love to see it myself. But its not to be. Follow the link to get more information on the show

MILWAUKEE — An eye-catching 1937 Rolls Royce, owned by Larry Klairmont, Klairmont Kollections, Chicago, Ill., is returning to The Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’ Elegance show field for 2014. In 2005, at the inaugural Milwaukee Masterpiece, the Klairmont Rolls captured the first People’s Choice award.

From 1936 to 1939, only 727 chassis were constructed by Rolls Royce. The PIII is unusual for its twin ignition systems, with two distributors, two coils and 24 spark plugs. Fuel is provided by a twin SU electric pump. Wire wheels are fitted as standard, but many cars carry Ace wheel discs.

The car features on-board jacking and a one-shot chassis lubrication system, operated by a lever inside the driver’s compartment. Independent front suspension by a coil spring-based system is complemented by a carryover semi-elliptical spring unit in the rear. The car has a 4-speed manual transmission with synchromesh on gears 2, 3 and 4.

“This beauty, with coachwork originally designed by Vanvooran of Paris in the 1930s, literally stops people in their tracks,” said Leon Flagg, chairman, The Masterpiece Ltd. “It won its class at Pebble Beach and just received Best of Show at a recent Rolls Royce Owner Club event. We’re delighted to have the Klairmont Rolls return to the show field.” Here is that link again for more information on this fine car