1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Regent Convertible Coupé
Coachwork by Brewster & Co.
In 1926, Rolls-Royce of America acquired the esteemed coach builder Brewster & Company. Subsequent to this acquisition, Rolls-Royce of America introduced 28 standardized body styles for the Phantom I chassis. Among these configurations was an appealing two-seater all-weather convertible coupé with a dicky, later named ‘Regent.’
Historical records indicate the production of 21 Regents on the Phantom I chassis. Due to their relative rarity and the evident incorporation of aerodynamic trends anticipated in later eras, collectors highly prize these cars. Notably, the front wings extended forward resembling blades akin to the renowned Derby Speedsters, with the front dumb irons, springs, and chassis discreetly concealed behind valances. Enhancing the overall effect, twin flat bars at the front and rear served as exceptionally stylish bumpers.