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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Torpedo Sports

  • Coachwork by Barker
  • Chassis Number: 179XJ
At the 1930 London Auto Show, a two-passenger Phantom II was exhibited with an exceptional sporting torpedo body. Soon after, New Yorker Andre Mertzanoff, chief engineer at the American Radiator Company, ordered a Barker Torpedo Sports for this Phantom II. The nautical-themed design featured sweeping pontoon-style front fenders and a superbly finished hardwood rear deck, reminiscent of a speedboat. The svelt doorhandles incorporated lights, echoing port and starboard markers on a yacht. Research suggests that Mertzanoff never took delivery of the car; instead, it was acquired by Gulab Singh, the Maharaja of Rewa, a devoted Rolls-Royce client. Powered by the 7668cc inline 6-cylinder engine, producing 120 horsepower, the Phantom could cruise at 87 mph and is thought to have topped 94 mph. This magnificent Rolls-Royce has spent decades in the celebrated collections of Vojta Mashek, Dr. Samuel Scher, Don Williams, and Blackhawk.

2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $2,500,000-USD $3,500,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $1,600,000

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II expérimentale 'Dual Cowl Sports Phaeton' par Whittingham & Mitchel
Chassis#: 25EX
Sold for USD$179,987
  2024 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sports Coupe
Chassis#: 126 GY
Sold for USD$235,200
  2023 Bonhams : Quail
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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Shooting Brake
Chassis#: 67XJ
Sold for USD$196,000
  2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II SEDAN
Chassis#: 142GN
Sold for USD$58,300
  2022 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL
Chassis#: 42GX
Sold for USD$392,222
  2021 Gooding & Company : European Sporting & Historic Collection
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Shooting Brake
Chassis#: 67XJ
Sold for USD$285,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer
Chassis#: 45GN
Sold for USD$148,710
  2020 Bonhams : Goodwood Speedweek
 
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II
Chassis#: 142GN
Sold for USD$56,100
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville by Windovers
Chassis#: 76GN
Sold for USD$151,200
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
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1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Sedanca De Ville
Chassis#: 29GY
Sold for USD$97,939
  2018 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II SEDANCA DE VILLE BY HOOPER
Chassis#: 142GN
Sold for USD$99,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Windovers Limousine
Chassis#: 116 GY
Sold for USD$77,896
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II ENCLOSED DRIVE LIMOUSINE
Chassis#: 167XJ
Sold for USD$78,272
  2015 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Rolling Chassis Project
Chassis#: 141XJ
Sold for USD$35,466
  2015 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca DeVille Town Car
Chassis#: #54GN
Sold for USD$85,250
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Shooting Brake
Chassis#: 67XJ
Sold for USD$181,500
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
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1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II ALL-WEATHER TOURER
Chassis#: KY35143GN
Sold for USD$225,500
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
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1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II SHOOTING BRAKE
Chassis#: 67XJ
Sold for USD$110,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Roadster
Chassis#: 130 XJ
Sold for USD$202,571
  2012 RM Auctions at Monaco
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Enclosed Drive Limousine
Chassis#: 167XJ
Sold for USD$72,764
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia
 

Rolls-Royce Phantom IIs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Weymann Saloon Coachwork by H J Mulliner141GY2023 Bonhams : Bond Street Sale $30,000$40,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer100WJ2021 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival : Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia $90,000$140,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Carlton Sports Limousine49GN2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $125,000$150,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Hooper 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$60,000  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca Deville142GN2016 Mecum : Monterey$72,500  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Torpedo Sports by Barker179 XJ2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona$1,600,000$2,500,000$3,500,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Two-Seater Sports by Hooper23GN2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $800,000$1,000,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Open-Drive Limousine 2015 Auctions America California$66,000  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Short Chassis Four Light Saloon167XJ2015 H & H RREC Burghley House   
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Short Chassis Four Light Saloon167XJ2014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle   
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Roadster199GN2014 WorldWide Auctions The Houston Classic Motorcar Auction $250,000$350,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II All-Weather Tourer by Hooper4 GN2013 Coys Blenheim Palace   
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Shooting Brake67 XJ2012 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $180,000$220,000
1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Limousine21GX2011 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley and Select PreWar Motor Cars and Automobilia $45,000$55,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Cabriolet de Ville68 GN2010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $700,000$900,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Limousine190 GY2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company $130,000$180,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II76GN2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction$104,500$135,000$165,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 2008 Bonhams & Butterfields Sale of Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia $800,000$1,200,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $300,000$350,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $150,000$200,000
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Boattail Tourer 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction $400,000$500,000
1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $370,000$390,000
1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II by Chapron 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $370,000$390,000

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