1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Continental 2-door Fixedhead Coupe by Hooper

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1933
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Royal Household Claret
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 1st December 2009
Registration Number: TBA Chassis Number: 142 MY
The Phantom II of 1929 was the last Rolls-Royce model to be developed and introduced entirely under the control of Sir Henry Royce. The chassis was designed to accommodate the latest low-built coachwork and with its impressively long bonnet it made the model by general agreement one of the sleekest and best-proportioned of all the great cars of the 1930s. Of course, most of the production was aimed at the Company’s traditional customers who usually wanted formal limousine coachwork, but the world of the Silver Ghost and Phantom I was changing. New high-speed roads were spreading across Europe, and of course were used by the wealthy for long-distance touring, so that average speed requirements were rising at the same time. Royce’s reaction was to develop a new version of the Phantom II, known as the Continental;