A stunning Rolls-Royce Phantom VI that was once owned by Tom Jones is on the market for £75,000. Complete with a personalised number plate, the car is up for sale with some lavish modifications which date back to 1971.
The unique registration reads ‘T J BIG’.
According to documents, the Phantom was delivered to Tom Jones’ manager at the time, Gordon Mills.
At the peak of his career, the Welsh singer asked for a bespoke cigar case to be installed into the motor. Additionally, he wanted a Phillips vinyl record player and a Sony TV in the back. Other luxuries include tinted windows, folding tables, curtains and a telephone.
Each of these models were hand-built to special order between 1968 and 1990. Numerous celebrities were amongst the lucky citizens to own one of these cars. Queen Elizabeth II was given a commemorative one to as a Silver Jubilee gift in 1977. She was also presented with a conventional one in 1986.
These cars served her for 25 years and one featured at Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011.
According to documents, the vehicle measures 20ft long and features a huge 6.2 litre V8 engine which reaches a speed of roughly 110mph.
Matt Malamut, from auctioneers RM Sotheby’s, who is selling the car said: “The Phantom VI was the ultimate luxury limousine of its day and was exclusively reserved for Rolls Royce’s most important clients, including heads of state such as Queen Elizabeth II and the Sultan of Brunei.
“Gordon Mills was Tom Jones’ manager at the time of delivery and Tom would often drive or be driven in cars with the license plate T J BIG.
“Therefore, it is likely that Tom Jones owned this car or used it for a period of his career.”
“No two Phantom VIs are exactly alike, which make each and every example unique both in build, provenance, and significance to automotive history.
“The current owner has noted that they are limited on space in their collection, and wish to pass on this car so that it can be displayed and enjoyed by other enthusiasts.”
The car is set to be sold in Santa Monica, California, on June 24th.
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