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1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Chassis number : 171RY

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Sold for $269,500 at 2008 Gooding & Company.
The Silver Ghost was produced for many years, lasting until 1922. In 1925 the New Phantom was introduced and it was given an improved Ghost chassis. Two years later, work began on the Phantom II which would have several major advances in both design and mechanics, despite several superficial similarities. It was launched in 1929 and featured a new chassis design that utilized semi-elliptic rear suspension in place of the cantilever setup found on the Phantom I. The PII had improved steering and brakes and a wider rear track. The engine and gearbox were now unit construction for the first time. The cast-iron cylinder head was replaced with a lightweight aluminum head.

The Phantom II was available on two platforms, one that measured 144-inches and a larger 150-inch setup. The 144-inch platform was available on special order and was later chosen for the Continental models introduced in late 1930. This special model was tuned for high-speed, long-distance traveling by automotive enthusiasts who appreciated style and energetic touring. The Continental models were given stiffer five-leaf road springs and friction shock absorbers and low rake steering. In the rear of the car could be found the spare wheels, tools and luggage space which was designed to better improve the cars weight distribution.

Chassis 82PY was sent to its original owner, C.T. Thomas Esq., in April of 1934. It would have three more owners through 1949, after which it was sent to the United States in the early 1950s. It entered the care of Fred Prophet. By 1964, it was owned by Robert Valpey of San Luis Obispo, California, who had purchased it from James C. Brown of Belmont, California. While in Mr. Valpey's care, it was given engine X055 from chassis 75MW, and other restoration work was performed. The car remained with Mr. Valpey until 1976, when ownership was transferred to Barry Hon, who kept the car for a decade before selling it to its last US owner Stu Bewley. Mr. Bewley showed the car at the 1986 Pebble Beach COncours d'Elegance.

The next owner purchased the car with the engine removed. A comprehensive rebuild began a short time later, including some cosmetic repair. There were only 15 three-position Sedancas built by Gurney Nutting. This example is finished in Midnight Blue cellulose and has a tan leather interior. There are twin pillar-mounted Grebel spotlights, twin spare wheels, and polished wheel discs and sun visor.

In 2009, this Gurney Nutting Owen Sedanca Three-Position Drop Head was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona where it was estimated to sell for $400,000 - $500,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $352,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009

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2008 Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $175,000-USD $225,000 
Sale Price :
USD $269,500

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