1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX

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Lot 47
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon
Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner Registration no. GP 2446 Chassis no. 49GX

Sold for £ 84,375 (US$ 116,541) inc. premium
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon
Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner

Registration no. GP 2446
Chassis no. 49GX
Odometer Reading: TBA
MoT Expiry: Exempt

*Rakish Mulliner bodywork
*Interesting period correspondence
*Engine runs but believed to have big end fault


Arguably one of the most significant of pre-war Rolls-Royce models, the Phantom II Continental' engine featured raised compression for a greater power delivery, that equating to around 90mph for models with closed bodywork. Popularity was assured and it sold across the world, coachwork of all forms being supplied by numerous companies. This 40/50 Phantom II Continental is fitted with H.J. Mulliner sports saloon bodywork in black with vinyl roof and sunroof, with two spare wheels mounted at the back. First owner Sir W.H. Peat, C.B.E. kept the car until 1959 and a year later the engine and gearbox were overhauled: in 1962 the coachwork was overhauled and in 1965 it was awarded the 'most elegant car of all' award at the 1965 Rolls-Royce and Bentley Concours d'Elegance, held at Blenheim Palace. After some time in Switzerland it was bought by the late owner from Charles Howard in 1998. The tan interior is believed to be original. The engine does run but a suspected big end has picked-up.

With its appealing, rakish looks this Phantom II Continental comes with early correspondence and presents well, but requires some re-commissioning. Property from a deceased estate.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 68/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 19/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 16/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 11/20
    Mechanical components: 3
    Running: 2
    Starting: 2
    Under Bonnet: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20
    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 3
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Suspension: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6/10
    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 3

    Car History File: 4

Saleroom notices

  • Please note Chassis Number is 49GX Please note upon inspection the engine is seized. To view a YouTube walkaround of this lot please click here
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1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40/50HP Saloon  Chassis no. 49GX
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