The Yeoman Warders who guarded the Tower of London and ate as much beef from the King’s table as they desired drove Rolls-Royces like this 1926 Dual Cowl Phaeton. Or would have, had it not been 1485. No matter, like half-timbered buildings and Man U Football (Soccer) the British measure their success by the century and, consequently this Rolls is just being broken in. The seller indicates that the body is a one-off crafted by Watson & Co and was supplied with the car when new. The 20hp 6-cylinder engine is said to run smoothly, and the interior and exterior surfaces and paint are said to be original with all of the patina one would expect for a car of this age. We love these cars for myriad reasons but, above all else, the extreme care its makers put into crafting a car that would last forever. If it were ours we’d put a shop manual in a time capsule so our great, great grandchildren might be able to complete the Rolls’ first engine rebuild. Find it for sale here on eBay in Puyallup, Washington.
Calling All Beefeaters – 1926 Rolls-Royce Dual Cowl
May 10, 2012 by Leave a Comment