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1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II information
Chassis: 195GY
Event : RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
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LWB Close Coupled Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 195GY
High bid of $375,000 at 2010 RM Auctions. (did not sell)
This Rolls-Royce, with chassis number 195GY, was delivered to T.A. Roberts, the Chairman of Park Ward Coachbuilders, for his own use as well as demonstration purpose. The long chassis was specified for close coupled coupe coachwork. It was also setup for continental use and fitted with extra Hartford shocks, with accessories including a full set of polished wheel discs, including four road wheels, twin rear-mounted spares and a sporting rear-mounted trunk.

Other owners of the car included Mr. R.F. Cartwright of Banbury who purchased it in 1935. It was sold in 1946 to Mr. Geoffrey Frank of Shropshire and then to Mr. W.D.L. Raw in 1954. After that, it was purchased by Mr. Randy Stetson who brought it to the United States.

In the 1980s, the car was given a comprehensive restoration. Two subsequent owners used the car extensively (in the 1990s it returned to the UK), and in 2003 it was given an extensive professional mechanical restoration. Total cost of the work surpassed $200,000 US.

This car is painted in dark green and black, with polished wheel discs. There are step-plate running boards, and dual-mounted rear spares.

In 2010, this car was offered for sale at the 'Sports & Classics of Monterey' presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $500,000 - $600,000. Bidding reached $375,000 but was not enough to satisfy the car reserve. It would leave the auction unsold.

By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2010