Rolls-Royce had existed in some form since 1906 in England, but in an attempt to satiate the needs of an ever-growing consumer automobile market in the United States, in 1921 they opened a plant in Springfield, Massachusetts. Though this factory closed in 1931, many of the coachbuilders that fitted the Springfield Rolls-Royces continued on.
This first-class car is one of two exquisite 1947 Rolls-Royce cabriolets the infamous Inskip Coachwork created and was also the last custom body the coachbuilder built. It was displayed at the New York Auto Show in 1949 along with the other custom bodied Silver Wraith that Inskip Coachwork built.
Inskip Motors, located in New York City, was the first major importer of foreign automobiles after World War II. Inskip purchased Brewster and Company – Coachbuilders, in Springfield, Massachusetts that had produced the Brewster marque from 1915 – 1925 and 1934 – 1935, as well as coachbuilding on Ford, Buick, Lincoln, Cadillac and Rolls-Royce chassis.