Royal Wedding Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Queen’s classic 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI (200 hp.).
The famous Rolls-Royce was given to the Queen in 1978 for the Silver Jubilee of
her reign by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, a grand gesture by
the imploding British auto industry. It’s a sign of those times for British
automakers that the Queen’s 25th anniversary was 1977, but a strike delayed
delivery of the limo.
The Phantom VI’s engine is the 6.75-liter from the Silver Shadow II, the
best-selling Rolls of all time. It puts out just about 200 hp., but does it at a
leisurely 4,000 rpm. Plenty for a parade car that does lots of its work at 10
mph or less. The transmission, though, is a General Motors three-speed Turbo
Hydramatic 400. And it makes do with drum brakes all around.