1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I. The Rolls-Royce automobile was conceived in 1904 by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. By 1910 the reputation of Rolls-Royce had been established with the Silver Ghost. The exquisite "Spirit of Ecstasy" a.k.a. "flying lady" hood ornament is recognized around the world. This car, manufactured in 1926, was delivered to the Connaught Company for placement of a body. Connaught was a small coach builder who built bodies for about 100 Rolls-Royce cars between 1907 and 1931. This Rolls-Royce is a 5NC long wheel base. The car was ordered by J Mein Austin, Rolls-Royce agent in Calcutta, India. He requested an open body of the Maidstone Touring design. It is believed the car was ordered on behalf of the Raja of Talcher. This award winning car was acquired by the current owner's father and restored between 1974 and 1977. Owners: Bloor and Patricia Redding, Vancouver, WA. Photographed at the Pacific Northwest Concours d'Elegance held September 7, 2014.