1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Experimental

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1930
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver over Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

In the 1930s Rolls-Royce set new standards with its Phantom series. It was achieved not by making great technical breakthroughs, but by using the very best of proven technology. One could argue that various Hispano-Suizas had more advanced specifications, but one has to note that many of them are now fitted with Rolls-Royce gearboxes. There were no weaknesses in the cars which Rolls-Royce made which is why, when the company began to use the slogan, ''''The Best Car in the World'''' it was regarded as measured opinion backed by solid collateral.

The Phantom II, introduced in 1929, was said to have been the last model that Royce designed himself, working from his villa in the South of France. Between 1929 and 1935 around 1,770 of these chassis were built, being available in 144in and 150in wheelbase lengths, the forme