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Barbara Hutton - Prince Mdivani Car Continental Chassis 144 Inch WB
You are about to enter into an amazing part of Rolls Royce history. This Phantom II is featured in "The Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental" book by Raymond Gentile. He writes: "The first production chassis of the series was a Continental and quite a spectacular car. The car is a drophead (convertible) with the Aluminum instrument panel containing every conceivable instrument available at that time. including altimeter. tachometer. tapley meter. temperature gauge. The chassis card lists the original owners requirement for 13 1/2 degree louvres and a bonnet four inches longer than the standard (for a charge of L4 was made) Although painted in metallic colors today. it is nevertheless a very imposing motor car. "
This famous Phantom belongs to a private collector who has decided to reduce his vehicle collection after over 40 years of owning some of the most outstanding cars known world wide. His collection included the Embiricos 540K Mercedes. The McCormick Duesenburg J Murphy Convertible Sedan. The Lady Docker DE-36 Hooper Drophead. a 1947 Bentley Franay Drophead. His vehicles have all been restored in his own facility by the same three craftsmen. with over 90 years of combined experience in restoring and maintaining classic cars.
The Prince Mdivani Phantom II Drophead was built in 1933 at a cost of over $20. 00. 00. The Car was built for the prince and purchased by his wife. Barbara "The Million Dollar Baby" Hutton. She was the Granddaughter F. W. Woolworth's and the niece of E. F. Hutton. It was apparent to all that one day she would become one of the richest women in the world. She came into her inheritance at the age of 10. By the time she was 21 her inheritance had ballooned in excess of 50 million dollars. After she received the inheritance in 1933. she gave her father a 5 million dollar thank you gift. In her lifetime she had seven husbands including Prince Mdivani and Cary Grant.
We can also provide the records for the recent work on the car. The Phantom II has a super look and provenance. There are various stacks of service records. wner history. ship logs and service history.
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