Henley Coupe
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis Num: 221 AMS
Engine Num: U75J
Sold for $825,000 at 2007 RM Auctions.
Sold for $528,000 at 2010 Gooding & Company.
Following the closing of the Rolls-Royce assembly plant in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1931, Rolls-Royce made its first delivery of 200 chassis to its Brewster Coachworks in Long Island City, New York. There were many changes needed to make it suitable for the American market, including conversion to left-hand drive, adjustments to the suspension and 20-inch wheels.

This Phantom II Henley Coupe was originally built for Mary Elizabeth Williams, the daughter of insurance magnate Charles F. Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio. Brewster would produce ten Phantom II Henleys, and many believe that this example with its fixed roof was the most attractive. Ms. Williams' one-off Henley Coupe was delivered to her in May 1934, at the sum of nearly $20,000.

Mr. Donald Weesner purchased this Henley Coupe in the mid-1950s. Upon purchase, the car was driven from Cincinnati to his home in Minnesota. The car would stay in Mr. Weesner and his wife's possession for the next 45 years. After nearly a half a century out of sight, the car was offered for public sale in April 1999. The car was purchased by collector and dealer Dennis Nicotra of Connecticut, and soon traded hands twice more within the dealer community. The current owner purchased the car in 2007.

The car is in original condition and it is showing less than 35,000 miles. Recently, the tan canvas top was replaced with black leather.

This Henley Coupe has many unique features such as a flat pane windshield and the upper hood panels that extend all the way to the windshield. It features the trademark twin beltlines which appear to come together at the midpoint of the door.

In 2010, this Rolls-Royce was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The car was estimated to sell for $500,000 - $600,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $528,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2010

Chassis# 221 AMS

2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
Estimated Value:$500,000-$600,000 
Sale Price$528,000
2007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
Estimated Value:$650,000-$850,000 
Sale Price$825,000

Analysis

Chassis number 221 AMS Auction Sales History
2010$528,000
2007$825,000

2017 2
2016 2
2015 1
2014 2
2013 2
2012 1
2011 4
2010 6
2009 4
2008 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$459,250$632,5002
2016$577,500$605,0002
2015$1,650,000$1,650,0001
2014$248,470$357,5002
2013$57,065$78,5002
2012$97,867$97,8671
2011$146,984$341,0004
2010$514,906$856,3916
2009$274,793$440,0004
2008$136,494$269,5003

Recent Sales

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe by Gurney Nutting
Chassis#:201RY
Sold for $632,500
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
    
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#:120SK
Sold for $286,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
    
1934 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL OWEN SEDANCA COUPE
Chassis#:117RY
Sold for $605,000
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
    
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drophead Coupe by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#:120SK
Sold for $550,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
    
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Chassis#:147RY
Sold for $1,650,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
    
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon by Thrupp & Maberly
Chassis#:Chassis#:29TA
Sold for $139,440
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#:17 TA
Sold for $357,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
    
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca Deville
Sold for $78,500
  2013 Leake Auction - Dallas, Texas
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Limousine
Chassis#:Chassis#:206PY
Sold for $35,629
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville
Chassis#:Chassis#:3TA
Sold for $97,867
  2012 RM Auctions - London
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville by Windovers
Sold for $144,538
  2011 Coys - A217 True Greats
 
1934 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Limousine
Chassis#:Chassis#:65RY
Sold for $32,872
  2011 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon Project
Chassis#:Chassis#:85RY
Sold for $69,526
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1934 Rolls-Royce PII Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe
Chassis#:147RY
Sold for $341,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
    
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:157RY
Sold for $159,546
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drop Head Coupe
Sold for $528,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
    
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Roadster
Sold for $660,000
  2010 Worldwide Auctioneers - The Houston Classic Weekend
 
1934 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp Phantom II All Weather Cabriolet
Chassis#:188PY
Sold for $856,391
  2010 RM Auctions - Sporting Classics of Monaco
    
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley Coupe
Chassis#:221 AMS
Sold for $528,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
    
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Chassis#:120SK
Sold for $357,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
    

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