The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ

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Lot 220
The Stan West Collection
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer
Coachwork by Steve Penny in the style of Carlton Registration no. SV 9583 Chassis no. 100WJ

Sold for £ 109,250 (US$ 145,774) inc. premium
The Stan West Collection
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer
Coachwork by Steve Penny in the style of Carlton

Registration no. SV 9583
Chassis no. 100WJ
*Pictured in Rolls-Royce - The Derby Phantoms by Lawrence Dalton (page 194)
*Restored by Coldwell Engineering in the 1990s/early 2000s
*Purchased for the West Collection in 2011
*Maintained by Priory Vintage Car Company and P&A Wood

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.

    Chassis number '100WJ' was completed early in 1930 with Sedanca de Ville coachwork by Barker & Co and is pictured on page 194 of Lawrence Dalton's seminal work: Rolls-Royce - The Derby Phantoms. The first registered owner was Major A Holt of Berkeley Square, London W1. Several other owners followed as can be seen in the R-REC records. Little else is known of the car's history prior to the 1990s when it resurfaced and was purchased by John Cockayne of Coldwell Engineering, Sheffield. At that time '100WJ' had been reduced to a partly dismantled chassis, the body having long since gone. Restored to a very high standard (see photograph on file) the Phantom was approximately 80% completed when it was purchased by the immediately preceding owner from John Cockayne, who then finished the restoration for the new custodian (bills on file). For the latter's first drive – on private property – the chassis was fitted with a seat and a set of borrowed wings for testing purposes. An overdrive unit had already been fitted and it was decided to fit a 'high-speed' crown wheel and pinion to the rear axle as well, to further improve the Phantom's cruising ability. This is said to have transformed the drive, which is now long-legged, effortless and relaxed. Only 1,500 revs (approximately) are required to maintain a speed of 70mph, enabling motorways to be driven comfortably without lorries overtaking. A reserve fuel tank with a capacity of eight gallons further increases the Phantom's long-distance cruising capability.

    While the foregoing works were proceeding, bodywork options were explored and it was decided to reproduce a lightweight Carlton-style open tourer body with cycle wings, reducing the wheel size to 19" to achieve a lower and sleeker line. Body construction was entrusted to Steve Penny of S Penny Vintage Carriage Bodies in Banbury, and the result is a most attractive motor car built to a very high standard. The Phantom returned to the road in 2003 and had covered some 10,000 miles by July 2011 when it was purchased by Stan West from Bonhams' sale at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (Lot 466). Since then the car has been stored in a bespoke motor house like all the others in Stan's collection, and has been maintained by Priory Vintage Car Company and Messrs P&A Wood (bills on file). According to P&A Wood, '100WJ' is an "attractive, well prepared, long distance touring car (equipped with) overdrive and many refinements".
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The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
The Stan West Collection,1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer  Chassis no. 100WJ
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