Rolls-Royce Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal 

  • 1947
  • 120 HP 7.3L
  • 93 mph
 
For added flair, Labourdette took advantage of a new Vutotal patent that held the rather thick windshield to the firewall using very large bolts that offered a complete view of the surrounding landscape.
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Rebodied in 1947 by Labourdette of Paris, this Phantom III was the designer's last and arguably most daring work.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Rolls-Royce Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal

Top speed

Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal
93 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Rolls-Royce Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal

Horsepower

Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal
120 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Engine size

Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal
7,338 cc
Nissan 350Z
3,500 cc
Agera R
5,000 cc

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While originally painted a metallic red-orange which did little for the design, the car was purchased from the Blackhawk Collection and then restored in a magnificent dark two-tone for the John W. Rich Auto Museum.
It was commissioned by the flamboyant Louis Ritter who let Labourdette go all out, so much so, the body alone cost $44 000 which made it one of the most expensive of its time- equal to around $375 000 in 2003.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Rolls-Royce
Year 1947

power & handling

Maximum hp 120 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,338 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.25 in / 4.5 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 93 mph

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Front track width 60.5 in
Wheelbase 142 in
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