1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Three Position Drophead Coup
Sale price: £82,000.00 make an offer
Car location: Weybridge, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
The year 1929 saw the introduction of the Phantom II.
There were a host of improvements over the Phantom I; the most
important of which concerned the chassis layout. The separate
gearbox torque-tube drive and cantilever rear springing gave way to
the integral engine-gearbox unit. Hotchkiss drive. hypoid-bevel
rear axle and semi-elliptic rear springs. The chassis was
constructed with channel steel side-members and tubular
cross-members. Fit and finish were. as to be expected. to the
highest standards. Engine dimensions remained the same as the
Phantom I at 4¼ x 5½ inches and displacing 7. 6 litres. The overhead
valve arrangement was retained but a new cylinder head was designed
with intake and exhaust manifolds on opposite sides yielding
greater performance. Dual ignition was continued with battery
ignition on one side of the engine and magneto on the other. each
with its own set of plugs. The Phantom II was built only at
Derby and continued into 1935. These cars achieved an actual timed
speed of 90mph with full equipment and relatively heavy enclosed
coachwork. all beyond 2½ tons in weight. This was outstanding
performance for a big car of that day.
184MY. according to chassis records. was first delivered to H.
J. Mulliner for the fitting of its original coachwork. a close
coupled saloon with division. whereafter it went to its lucky first
owner. the 20's and 30's stage and screen star. Jack Buchanan. A
hugely popular character at the time. he was often known to charter
a train and take the whole cast of whatever he was currently
starring in. down to watch the Grand National. Food. drink and a £5
'flutter' for everybody involved!
The body of this Phantom was an attractive one and was featured
in Lawrence Dalton's 'Rolls-Royce. The Derby Phantoms'. In 1970. br/>the body was replaced with the desirable three position drophead
Coupé configuration by Millard & Co. of Harrow. Middlesex.
Doubles spares were fitted to the rear and a more sporting
coachwork was adopted. Shortly after that it was exported to
America where. some years later in 1982. it was restored.
In 2002. Mr. Werner of Koln. Germany acquired 184MY and in 2011. br/>it found its way back to the UK. It was later that same year that
the vendor bought the car and set about re-commissioning it using
marque specialists. Ghost Motors. They installed a new cylinder
head. new valves. pistons. liners and white metal bearings. Indeed
after a full engine rebuild. the mechanics were deemed sound.
Presented in good condition throughout. this rakish Phantom sits
atop chrome wire wheels and sports additional spot lights on the
fenders and centre grill. The hood is in good order and comes with
its own cover. With an interesting history and good condition
throughout. this early Phantom presents well and runs
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