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For Sale: 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon by Hooper - $105,000 - Project - Wimberley, TX- Not Mine


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For Sale:  1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon by Hooper - $105,000 - Project - Wimberley, TX

1936 Rolls Royce - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle automotive sale (craigslist.org)
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1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III saloon, w/ Hooper body. V-12 engine. in dry storage 20+ years. starts/runs. tires good, fresh oil, new battery. could use a little paint. more inf/pics upon request. offers?
Contact: Tom (512) 9-four-0-3-5-six-8

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I have no personal interest or stake in the eventual sale of this 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Saloon by Hooper - Project.

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1 hour ago, alsancle said:

Actually, an attractive PIIi Rolls-Royce.

 

Most are not attractive. Just remember, it’s a 75 to 100 K engine rebuild.


 

Not anymore……….your way under the number………….

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Rolls-Royce management: Hey, let's build a V12 that's more than twice as complex as our sixes!

Rolls-Royce engineers: No problem. We'll use a dozen fasteners wherever two would work.

Management: And bellcranks. Dozens of tiny little bellcranks. For everything.

Engineers: Already on it. How about a valvetrain with three times the usual number of moving parts? And two ignition systems?

Management: Perfect!

Engineers: You know, we should probably write some kind of shop manual so it can be serviced in the field.

Management: Nah. It'll be fine.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

Rolls-Royce management: Hey, let's build a V12 that's more than twice as complex as our sixes!

Rolls-Royce engineers: No problem. We'll use a dozen fasteners wherever two would work.

Management: And bellcranks. Dozens of tiny little bellcranks. For everything.

Engineers: Already on it. How about a valvetrain with three times the usual number of moving parts? And two ignition systems?

Management: Perfect!

Engineers: You know, we should probably write some kind of shop manual so it can be serviced in the field.

Management: Nah. It'll be fine.

 

 

Matt, in fairness you’re describing much of the P2 also.

 

I think they really screwed up with the engine placement and hood length.   A Phantom II is almost always much more attractive than a Phantom III.

 

Hindsight being 20/20, they probably should’ve just continued to improve the PII design and called it the PIII.

 

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10 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

Rolls-Royce management: Hey, let's build a V12 that's more than twice as complex as our sixes!

Rolls-Royce engineers: No problem. We'll use a dozen fasteners wherever two would work.

Management: And bellcranks. Dozens of tiny little bellcranks. For everything.

Engineers: Already on it. How about a valvetrain with three times the usual number of moving parts? And two ignition systems?

Management: Perfect!

Engineers: You know, we should probably write some kind of shop manual so it can be serviced in the field.

Management: Nah. It'll be fine.

 

 


Matt…..a PIII is about five times more complicated than a P1 or P2 six. They are absolutely terrible to work on. And a nightmare to make go down the road correctly after a tractor mechanic has had his hands on it.

 

See the peeling paint? Take a look at the corrosion where it has fallen off………think that will clean up with a acid wash? Nope……..can you say skin the car? The handful of PIII that I have played with, the coachwork is not very well done…….more like slapped together. I’m certain they are not all that way…….but the majority are………think like Austin Princess .

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