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.
Rebodied in 1947 by Labourdette of Paris, this Phantom III was the designer's last and arguably most daring work.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Rolls-Royce Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal

Top speed

Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal
93 mph
253 mph

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


Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal
120 HP
987 HP

Engine size

Phantom III Labourdette Vutotal
7,338 cc
GT 86
2,000 cc
Supra Turbo
3,000 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


Brand Rolls-Royce
Year 1947

power & handling

Maximum hp 120 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion


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


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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