FOCUS OF THE WEEK: ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III

FOCUS OF THE WEEK: ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III

Auric Goldfinger’s iconic car

Posted 13.06.2017

The Rolls-Royce is one of the most elegant and luxurious of all cars and a key vehicle in the world of James Bond. In GOLDFINGER (1964), Bond (Sean Connery) attaches a homing device to the trunk of Auric Goldfinger’s (Gert Fröbe) 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III, allowing Bond to use his Aston Martin DB5’s tracking system to follow Goldfinger from England to Switzerland. Bond soon discovers how Goldfinger smuggles his gold overseas: the bodywork of his Rolls is 24-karat gold.

The 1937 vehicle is thought to have been custom-built for the Rt. Hon Lord Fairhaven of Anglesey Abbey. With custom-made coachwork and a V12 engine, the Rolls weighs in at almost 8,000lb.

You can see Goldfinger’s Rolls-Royce at Bond in Motion londonfilmmuseum.com/