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1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Chassis number : 164PY

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Sold for $341,000 at 2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
This car is a late-production Phantom II Continental that was tested in late November 1933 and was outfitted with André Hartford adjustable shock absorbers and a specially ordered large-face speedometer and tachometer. It was given coachwork by Carrosserie Vanvooren in Paris in early December. Its original owner was Edouard Edmond-Blanc, the son of a prominent French politician, who ordered a divided, short-coupled Sedanca de Ville body with an oversized trunk.

Early in the car's life it was involved in an accident that prompted the order of a Drophead Sedanca Coupe body from Kellner of Paris. It was a three-position Sedanca, similar to those built by J. Gurney Nutting and Barker, but with skirted fenders and a more steeply raked trunk and spare arrangement set off by a lightweight, divided bumper.

In 1951 it was in the care of Ashley Havinden OBE, and within five years, the Rolls-Royce was acquired by Richard Loucks of California and imported to the US in 1959. Ownership changed again in 1981, when it entered the care of Mark J. Tuttle of Los Angeles. Mr. Tuttle sold the car to a friend named John Calley, who commissioned a full restoration of the one-off Drophead by Buess Restorations, with finish work by Hill & Vaughn.

The restoration work was completed in 1990 and upon completion made its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours where it received the Gwenn Graham special award for the most elegant open car. The Sedanca Coupe then passed to another owner, under whom the car earned a pair of Best of Show accolades in 1991. The current caretaker acquired the car in 1998.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2018

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* Please note, dates are approximate

2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $400,000-USD $600,000 
Sale Price :
USD $341,000

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL DROPHEAD COUPE
Chassis#: 47RY
Sold for USD$543,077
  2021 Gooding & Company : European Sporting & Historic Collection
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Cabriolet
Chassis#: 162SK
Sold for USD$190,400
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Close-Coupled Saloon by Barker
Chassis#: 83RY
Sold for USD$190,400
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe
Chassis#: 164PY
Sold for USD$341,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II BINDER
Chassis#: 162SK
Sold for USD$385,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: 120SK
Sold for USD$286,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe by Gurney Nutting
Chassis#: 201RY
Sold for USD$632,500
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL OWEN SEDANCA COUPE
Chassis#: 117RY
Sold for USD$605,000
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drophead Coupe by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: 120SK
Sold for USD$550,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 147RY
Sold for USD$1,650,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon by Thrupp & Maberly
Chassis#: 29TA
Sold for USD$139,440
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: 17 TA
Sold for USD$357,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca Deville
Sold for USD$78,500
  2013 Leake Auction - Dallas, Texas
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Limousine
Chassis#: 206PY
Sold for USD$35,629
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville
Chassis#: 3TA
Sold for USD$97,867
  2012 RM Auctions - London
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville by Windovers
Sold for USD$144,538
  2011 Coys - A217 True Greats
 
1934 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Limousine
Chassis#: 65RY
Sold for USD$32,872
  2011 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon Project
Chassis#: 85RY
Sold for USD$69,526
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1934 Rolls-Royce PII Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe
Chassis#: 147RY
Sold for USD$341,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon
Chassis#: 157RY
Sold for USD$159,546
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 

Rolls-Royce Phantom IIs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Park Ward Sports Saloon 2018 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic   
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Coupe Coachwork by Freestone & Webb203RY2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $350,000$450,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon by Thrupp & Maberly29TA2017 Silverstone Salon Prive   
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Drophead Coupe103GY2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $400,000$500,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Drophead Coupe162SK2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ $475,000$575,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sports Limousine141RY2016 H & H Auctions Chateau Impney $80,000$100,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Limousine by Barker178 SK2016 Historics at Brookland $45,000$55,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drophead Coupe117RY2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction $800,000$1,000,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Two-Seater Drophead Coupe2SK2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $1,500,000$2,000,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon77RY2013 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum $160,000$200,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Three-Position Sedanca Coupe17 TA2013 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach $500,000$700,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental All-Weather Tourer7RY2012 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction $400,000$500,000
1934 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Limousine117SK2012 Bonhams Collectors' Motorcycles, Motor Cars and Related Memorabilia & Spares $28,000$32,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon109 SK2011 Bonhams Fairfield Concours d'Elegance $160,000$180,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental All-Weather Tourer7-RY2011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $600,000$700,000
1934 Rolls - Royce Phantom II TouringLC852011 Russo and Steele Monterey Auction   
1934 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Continental Saloon57RY2010 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia $250,000$300,000
1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental 2010 Branson Auctions Spring 2010$200,000  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 2010 Branson Auctions Spring 2010$150,000  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II120 SK2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction$350,000$475,000$575,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Three-Position Coupe92 SK2008 Automobiles of London$250,000$350,000$400,000
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions$430,000$550,000$650,000
1934 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Tourer50SK2004 Bonhams RollsRoyce & Bentley Motor Cars $38,000$42,000
1934 ROLLS-ROYCE SEDANCA COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$75,000  

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1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Profiles

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
3-Position Cabriolet
Coachwork: Kellner
Chassis #: 164PY
Engine #: BL 85
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Touring Saloon
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: 8SK
Engine #: LC85
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Fixed-Head Coupe
Coachwork: Hooper
Chassis #: 70TA
Engine #: MC-65
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: 201RY
Engine #: NZ25
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: 120 SK
Engine #: GH 55
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Sedanca De Ville
Coachwork: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis #: 171RY
Engine #: WQ45
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Henley Coupe
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: 221 AMS
Engine #: U75J
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: 117RY
Engine #: RV 65
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Sedanca 3-Position Drophead
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: 147RY
Engine #: KC45
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
All-Weather Tourer
Coachwork: Hooper
Chassis #: 7RY
Engine #: YD-25 or YO-25
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
All Weather Tourer
Coachwork: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis #: 188PY
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Streamline Saloon
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: 86SK
Engine #: EJ45
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: 17 TA
Engine #: KE 15
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Saloon
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: 160PY
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis #: 2SK
Engine #: NZ85
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
3-Position Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Henri Chapron
Chassis #: 16SK
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: 104PY
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: 55RY
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
3-Position Cabriolet
Coachwork: Kellner
Chassis #: 203RY
Engine #: NZ45
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Binder
Chassis #: 162SK
Engine #: 2K35
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Continental Close-Coupled Saloon
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 83RY
Engine #: WQ65
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Special Brougham
Coachwork: Brewster
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Continental Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis #: 127RY