- The 1928 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I Ascot Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton used in the 1974 film “The Great Gatsby” is headed to auction via Classic Promenade Auctions.
- From 2011 to 2019, it underwent a ground-up restoration that cost $1.2 million.
- It is estimated to sell for between $1.5 million and $2 million.
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Scott Fitzgerald fans rejoice: You’ll soon have a shot at owning the iconic yellow Rolls-Royce famously featured in the 1974 film “The Great Gatsby,” which starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.
The 1928 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I Ascot Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton will be auctioned through Classic Promenade Auctions starting on Monday, October 12, Hagerty first reported. An emailed press release claims that this example is believed to be the only Ascot Sport Phaeton built with the dual cowl to match the description in The Great Gatsby: “…terraced with a labyrinth of windshields that mirrored a dozen suns.”
In the interest of accuracy, the car was repainted in this creamy yellow color and its interior dyed green in order for it to make its film debut.
Classic Promenade is giving the car a pre-sale estimate of between $1.5 million and $2 million. Keep scrolling to see more.