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Engine
6-Cylinder
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Transmission
Manual
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Exterior
Yellow
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VIN
65TA

Description

40/50 HP, 7669 cc, Overhead Valve In-Light 6-Cylinder Engine, 4-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 65TA Affectionately known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" this is probably Mr. Burdick's favorite car, for it was in this vehicle that he competed in several editions of the Great American Race. In 1983, the first running of this cross-country sprint limited to vintage cars, Dick and his partner, Ke...

40/50 HP, 7669 cc, Overhead Valve In-Light 6-Cylinder Engine, 4-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 65TA Affectionately known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" this is probably Mr. Burdick's favorite car, for it was in this vehicle that he competed in several editions of the Great American Race. In 1983, the first running of this cross-country sprint limited to vintage cars, Dick and his partner, Ken Downing, drove this car from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana where their efforts were rewarded with a 12th place finish overall. Encouraged by their wives they entered this Rolls-Royce in the second running in 1984 where the route started at Universal City in Hollywood, California and ended at Indy, and that year they moved up to 10th overall. Undaunted they entered again in 1985 where the course started in North Hollywood, California, and traveled to New York City. After more practice Burdick and a new riding partner Wayne Bell, would go on to take 1st place overall in 1989, a fete repeated in 1990, and again in 1992. This beautiful Rolls-Royce retains its original engine and transmission but has been modernized in some operational areas, primarily improved braking and a 12-volt electrical system. Prior to being a part of the Burdick's Great Race car, it had been restored by marque experts by its previous owner the late James C. Leake back in 1976. It has been maintained and exercised on a regular basis and is grand a lady as there could ever be. From the Spirit of Ecstasy radiator mascot to the massive grille and headlight, everyone should know exactly what type of car this is. While not exactly a Concours trailer queen, this old gal has plenty of life left in those cylinders and for the new owner, who knows what excitement and adventure the road holds for this fabulous Phantom Phaeton. Please Note: Vehicle is being offered with seller's confirmation.

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