1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Barker Limousine de Ville 182GY
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Last update: 18.08.2014
Car location: Bethesda, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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|Model:||Phantom II Barker Limousine de Ville 182GY|
|Drive side:||Right-hand drive|
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Chassis No. 182GY Reg No. MSJ 225 £69. 00.
Snippets: The Castle Beare Connections.
Charles Amherst Robertson took delivery of 182GY at the family home of Castle Bar House in Ealing. This very grand house has also been known as Castle Bear. Castle Beare & Castle Hill House – earlier occupiers have included Mr & Mrs Thomas Smith (1790s) whose miniature portrait was painted in 1797 by B Pym; in 1814 Thomas' daughter Elizabeth married the brewer Sir Henry Meux (1770/1841). Two of Elizabeth & Thomas' daughters married into the nobility - becoming Lady Marianne Bowyer-Smith & Lady Emma Malden with their brother Henry (1818/83) marrying Lady Louisa Bruce. By 1871 Castle Bar House was home to Charles Thomas Amherst (Jeweller) & his family – his daughter Lucy Ann Amherst was Charles's mother. Scions of the Amherst family include the Franciscan Friar known as Father Algy & Charles Amherst Villiers the automotive engineer who developed the super-charger & designed the land speed car “Blue Bird” for Malcolm Campbell. Charles Villiers who lived in Ealing. was a close friend of Ian Fleming & in Casino Royale. Bond drives a 4 ½ litre Bentley with the Amherst-Villiers supercharger! It would appear from the Log book that in 1936 ownership of 182GY was transferred to Mrs Sarah Robertson – perhaps Charles had died? Sarah Robertson herself passed away in May 1964 & September of that year. Castle Bar & its' contents of paintings. prints. silver. books & furniture. after having been within the family for 100 years was put up for auction. it was later demolished.
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