|The Allen Swift 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom I Picadilly Roadster|
|Allen Swift and his 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom I|
The car itself, even without its special history, is an amazing vehicle. It is a Rolls Royce Phantom I Picadilly Roadster, serial number S273 FP. It is one of the few Rolls Royces made in the USA in Springfield Massachusetts between 1921 and 1931, a "Springfield Rolls,"
|Brewster Body manufacturing plate from Swift's Rolls Royce|
Swift drove the car for over 80 years and museum directors say that it still runs well and very quietly after 170 thousand miles. In later years it mainly did parade duty. The car was originally a gift from Swift's father in return for giving up college to stay with the family business.
|Allen Swift and the Rolls Royce P1 Picadillly he owned from new|
The car was repainted in 1988 by Automotive Restorations, Inc. and Swift, already 85, drove it home with the top down.