1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
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For numerous reasons, the Phantom II was never put into production in North America, though a series of left-hand drive chassis were built by the Derby factory from 1931 through 1934. 116 examples were sent to the United States, three to Canada and six to Europe. In total, there were 1680 examples of the Phantom II constructed.
This 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Fixed-Head Coupe has coachwork by Hooper. Its first owner was from London, Ontario and purchased the car on December 11th of 1934. After the initial deposit was placed, the right-hand drive chassis was sent to Hooper & Company to receive its fixed-head coupe body of style no. 8321. Only 19 examples of the Phantom II were given coupe bodies and Hooper was responsible for just two of those vehicles.
In the 1980s the car was given a cosmetic restoration which included new paint and new leather interior. In more recent times, the engine and mechanical components have been serviced and repaired as needed. The car has a black leather interior and a two-tone paint scheme.
This Fixed-Head Coupe took part in the 2003 Rallye des Alpes, as well as several other vintage touring events. It was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Meadow Brook where there was no reserve on the vehicle, and estimated to sell between $220,000 - $260,000. At auction, that estimate proved to be very accurate as the car was sold for $247,500. This car is powered by a six-cylinder overhead valve engine that displaces 7668cc's and capable or producing 40-50 horsepower. It has a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel servo-assisted brakes. Its elegant body sits atop a long, 150-inch, wheelbase.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
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|Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall||1932-1936|