1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Continental Convertible by Kellner

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1934
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    99 RY
  • Lot number 
    394
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Dutch registration
Chassis # 99 RY
Engine # 15 SU

- Superb and original body
- Powerful and refined model
- In beautiful condition
- Delivered new in France

Shorter than the Phantom II's "normal" chassis, the Continental was designed for sporty drivers wishing to drive their car themselves, rather than having a chauffeur. Equipped with the imposing six-cylinder 7.7-liter engine, a little more powerful thanks to a higher compression ratio, the Continental was able to reach a max speed of 170 km/h which was a privilege of the sports cars. The suspension also benefited from improvements such as firmer springs and Hartford dampers adjustable from the cockpit. Equipped with brake assist this model did not usurp its reputation of the 'best car in the world."
This Phantom II features a very elegant Kellner body, which is particularly original: a four-door convertible, it has over the front seats a small removable roof, which makes it possible to discover the two front seats. The canopy can then, if the occupants wish, be folded at the rear. This beautiful car was sold new in 1934 to a French buyer, M J Violet. He, however, did not retain the car long as in 1935 the car received an English registration. More recently, it has gone back to continental Europe and, for twelve years, it has been in the Netherlands in the hands of Mr. Anton Aan de Stegge . The owner of ASVB, one of the largest construction companies in the Netherlands, Mr. Aan de Stegge is an attentive collector of classic cars. All his cars are in excellent condition and are such that they can be used for daily trips or rallies, regardless of the distance traveled. Thus, this car was prepared for the Peking to Paris Rally, but did not participate. Instead, it participated in the "Borneo Experience Tour" of 2005, a drive of 1,200km through the states of Malaysia's Sarawak and Sabah region, passing through to the Sultanate of Brunei.
Combining elegance, originality, refinement and performance, this Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental finds its place in competition and the most famous of rallies, providing its occupants the joys of travel in exceptional circumstances.