Asantehene @ 25: A Look Inside Otumfuo's 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom He Rode To His Durbar

Asantehene @ 25: A Look Inside Otumfuo's 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom He Rode To His Durbar

  • Otumfuo Osei Tutu II's 25th-anniversary durbar was a grand ceremony with all pomp and pageantry
  • The Asantehene arrived at the durbar riding in a 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV his Rolls-Royce 20/25 and other cars followed
  • Photos have emerged online showing the plush interior of the antique car Otumfuo rode in

Oumfuo Osei Tutu II climaxed the 25th anniversary of his enstoolment as the Asantehene with a grand durbar at the Manhyia Palace.

Arriving at the durbar, Otumfuo rode majestically in a convoy of luxury vehicles. Notable among these cars were two of his antique collections.

Otumfuo's 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV
The Asantehene rode in a 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV to his 25th anniversary durbar Photo source: Opemsuo Radio, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Source: Facebook

A video shared on GTV's Facebook page showed a dispatch rider leading the old Rolls-Royce Phantom, which had the Asante flag to signal that Otumfuo was riding in that car.

Another antique Rolls-Royce followed closely, a 20/25 first used by Prempeh II in 1935. Other cars, including Toyota Land Cruisers, were also part of the convoy.

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Watch the video below:

The 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV

According to the Daily Graphic, the Rolls-Royce Otumfuo rode in to his durbar was not an ordinary car because it was a big deal in its heyday.

From 1950 to 1956, only eighteen Rolls-Royce Phantom IVs were produced and sold to distinct buyers, such as the British Royal Family and other heads of state worldwide.

A look inside Otumfuo's Rolls-Royce Phantom IV

Days after the durbar, exclusive photos showing the interior of Otumfuo's Rolls-Royce Phantom IV have emerged online.

Energy Minister Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh shared the photos, which showed a close-up view of the car's front, back, and sides.

The interior has an all-white leather seat design with gold-coloured trims. The Asanthene's emblem is boldly embossed in gold at the head parts of the seats.

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Meanwhile, a fridge bought for the Asantehene's use in 1950 still works at the Manhyia Palace Museum.

According to a curator, the fridge's motor and gas had not been changed since it was bought 74 years ago.

A video of the fridge sparked mixed intrigue and disbelief among social media users, but later, information revealed the brand name and other details.

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