Selling at The Auburn Auction on Sept. 1-3

1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

The distinctive 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton famously driven by Robert Redford in the 1974 film, The Great Gatsby, will be offered for sale in Indiana this September. Set in Jazz Age New York and based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel, the film vividly captures the extravagance and elegance of the Roaring Twenties, with Robert Redford starring as Jay Gatsby and Mia Farrow as high-society Daisy Buchanan.

The movie’s opulently appointed Rolls-Royce is a cultural icon in its own right. “Here is a chance to own one of the most important Hollywood cars in existence, the perfect embodiment of one of our most glamorous and nostalgic eras,” said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer. Impeccably documented, benefiting from a recent expert restoration and believed to be the only Ascot Sport Phaeton built as a dual cowl, separating the rear passengers from the driver and front passengers, this singular automobile will be offered for sale at Worldwide’s Auburn Auction, scheduled for September 1-3 at the company’s Indiana headquarters.

The movie’s opulently appointed Rolls-Royce is a cultural icon in its own right. “Here is a chance to own one of the most important Hollywood cars in existence, the perfect embodiment of one of our most glamorous and nostalgic eras,” said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer. Impeccably documented, benefiting from a recent expert restoration and believed to be the only Ascot Sport Phaeton built as a dual cowl, separating the rear passengers from the driver and front passengers, this singular automobile will be offered for sale at Worldwide’s Auburn Auction, scheduled for September 1-3 at the company’s Indiana headquarters.

In the 1970s, Chassis S304KP was judged to be just the right car to co-star with Hollywood legend Robert Redford in the film adaptation of one of the Great American Novels. Richly imagined by E. Scott Fitzgerald in his celebrated book, the Rolls “was a rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes and supper-boxes and tool-boxes, and terraced with a labyrinth of wind-shields that mirrored a dozen suns. Sitting down behind many layers of glass in a sort of green leather conservatory, we started to town.”

In the 1970s, Chassis S304KP was judged to be just the right car to co-star with Hollywood legend Robert Redford in the film adaptation of one of the Great American Novels. Richly imagined by E. Scott Fitzgerald in his celebrated book, the Rolls “was a rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes and supper-boxes and tool-boxes, and terraced with a labyrinth of wind-shields that mirrored a dozen suns. Sitting down behind many layers of glass in a sort of green leather conservatory, we started to town.”

After being selected as The Gatsby Rolls, S304KP had its livery repainted in the creamy yellow combination and its leather interior dyed an elegant green. In more recent years the car has been the recipient of an expert, no-expense-spared restoration totaling over 1.2 million dollars. Both sporty and elegant, the Ascot body is widely considered one of the most stunning designs of the period and with its Hollywood pedigree, the car would be welcomed at automotive events the world over.

After being selected as The Gatsby Rolls, S304KP had its livery repainted in the creamy yellow combination and its leather interior dyed an elegant green. In more recent years the car has been the recipient of an expert, no-expense-spared restoration totaling over 1.2 million dollars. Both sporty and elegant, the Ascot body is widely considered one of the most stunning designs of the period and with its Hollywood pedigree, the car would be welcomed at automotive events the world over.

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1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

  • Robert Redford’s “Gatsby Rolls” from the original film, The Great Gatsby
  • Benefiting from a thorough restoration totaling over 1.2 million dollars
  • Believed to be the only Ascot Sport Phaeton built as a dual cowl
  • Well-documented with ownership history
  • One of the most important Hollywood cars in existence
  • The iconic representation of one of America’s most beloved eras