After the First world war, Rolls-Royce, a British manufacturer of luxury cars, moved production center in the United States, because there is demand for their cars was high. As the location for the plant, the company has chosen the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, for skilled labor. As a result, for ten years in the 1920s at the Springfield plant was issued on 3 thousands of luxury cars.
Allen swift of West Hartford, Connecticut, was known for devotion to the family business for the production of gold leaf M. Swift & Sons. Swift was born in 1903 and grew up in an era when the automotive industry was in its infancy. So the young man was quite understandable interest in the machines. At the age of 24, swift purchased his first car Franklin 1917. His second car was the Marmon. The third and last car was the same, due to which swift became a legend among collectors of Rolls-Royce, Phantom I is a 1928 model year.
Allen swift recalled in a 2003 interview with that someone advised him to go to the factory. He was impressed by the quality of work and the number of tests conducted prior to release of the vehicle.