This is the 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom I Riviera Town Brougham Brewster snS390LR Model Car in 1:43 Scale by Ilario. Limited edition of 180.
This is one of only 10 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Riviera Town Cars bodied by Brewster & Co. and quite possibly the most luxurious. The interior features beautiful marquetry panels on the division and rear doors, with walnut and mahogany mouldings around the top edge. The canework on the rear compartment of the Riviera took three months to complete and was specially ordered from Brewster as were the many gold-plated metal-trim pieces.
The first owner of this magnificent car was Irene Mamlock Simon Schoelkopf Carman, of Ohio. Already a rich widow, her second husband, C. P. Hugo Schoelkopf, was one of the wealthiest men in Buffalo, New York. After many years it was bought by Rolls-Royce collector Roger Morrison, who restored the car and showed it at Pebble Beach in 2003, where it won its class and the award for Most Elegant Closed Car. It later became part of the renowned collection of the late John OQuinn.
Since 1984, Illario makes miniature car models in the traditional way in small series. Assembled with the utmost care and composed of more than 170 parts, these models will satisfy the most demanding collector and bring tangible value to their collection. They are supplied in a luxury box with a transparent window attached to a leather base and precious wood.