1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY

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Lot 111
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville
Coachwork by Hooper & Co Registration no. GH 2957 Chassis no. 29GY

Sold for £ 77,050 (US$ 95,804) inc. premium
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville
Coachwork by Hooper & Co

Registration no. GH 2957
Chassis no. 29GY
*One of 1,545 Phantom IIs made
*Original registration mark
*Present ownership since January 1988
*Engine rebuilt by Sargeants of Goudhurst

Footnotes

  • The Phantom II was introduced in 1929 as a successor to the New Phantom (retrospectively known as the Phantom I) with deliveries commencing in September of that year. Unlike its predecessor, which inherited its underpinnings from the preceding 40/50hp model, the Silver Ghost, the Phantom II employed an entirely new chassis laid out along the lines of that of the smaller 20hp Rolls-Royce. Built in two wheelbase lengths - 144" and 150" - this new low-slung frame, with its radiator set well back, enabled coachbuilders to body the car in the modern idiom, creating sleeker designs than the upright ones of the past.

    The engine too had come in for extensive revision. The PI's cylinder dimensions and basic layout - two blocks of three cylinders, with an aluminium cylinder head common to both blocks - were retained, but the combustion chambers had been redesigned and the 'head was now of the cross-flow type, with inlet and exhaust manifolds on opposite sides. The magneto/coil dual ignition system remained the same as on the PI. The result of these engine changes was greatly enhanced performance, particularly of the Continental model, and the ability to accommodate weightier coachwork.

    Highly favoured by prominent coachbuilders, the Phantom II chassis provided the platform for some of the truly outstanding designs of its day and this example wears stately sedanca de ville coachwork by Hooper & Co, London-based carriage makers to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII and arguably the finest of all British coachbuilders.

    One of 1,545 Phantom IIs made, chassis number '29GY' was completed in August 1930 and thus is an early example. It was registered as 'GH 2957' and first owned by one T Walton. The current vendor purchased the car from enthusiast David Baldock in January 1988 and then had the engine rebuilt by marque specialists Sargeants of Goudhurst using a new cylinder block and head. In March 1990 the sedanca top was restored and put back on the car, the owner having obtained a suitable mechanism from Ivan Odds. Apart from the foregoing works the car is un-restored. Described by the current vendor as in generally good condition, this imposing formal Rolls-Royce is offered with sundry bills, MoT to August 2019, and a V5C Registration Certificate. A modified dipswitch is the only notified deviation from factory specification.
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1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville  Chassis no. 29GY
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