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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Chassis number : 76GN

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High bid of $104,500 at 2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction. (did not sell)
Sold for $151,200 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom was basically a complete redesign of the 40/50 model, which it replaced. The 'New' Phantom, as it was known, incorporated many technical improvements that helped restore Rolls-Royce's reputation for using cutting-edge technology with the finest hand-built craftsmanship available. Perhaps one of the biggest improvements was the new pushrod, overhead valve, straight six engine, and displacing 7668cc. The design was selected for its smooth operated and inherently balanced layout. It was constructed as two groups of three cylinders topped by a single cylinder head. It was given dual ignition with a coil and magneto, and mated to a four-speed manual transmission with a single dry plate clutch.

The Phantom II model, introduced in 1929, brought with it several significant changes, adding to the host of improvements incorporated into the Phantom I (as it was now called after the introduction of the Phantom II). The Phantom II would be the last of the six-cylinder cars whose development from initial draft to completion had been supervised by F. Henry Royce. The Phantom II added four-wheel servo-assisted brakes, a redesigned suspension using semi-elliptical springs supporting the front end and new under slung rear suspension. The stately bodies that rode on this thoroughly modern chassis were able to be positioned lower in the chassis, offering better stability at speed.

From 1929 through 1936, there were 1,680 Phantom II's constructed, of which 278 were fitted with the sportier Continental chassis. All of the Phantom II models were constructed at the Derby factory in England, which Royce himself personally designed.

When a body design was commissioned, a 'bare' chassis, complete with running gear, was shipped from the Rolls-Royce factory to the designated coachbuilder. It was then fitted to a handmade, wood framed body built to the customer's specifications. This meant each car was unique with no two cars exactly alike.

This Rolls-Royce Phantom II has Sedanca de Ville coachwork handcrafted by Windovers of London. It was designed as a chauffeur driven Town Car with a disappearing top. It has unusual 'cycle' fenders with a single side mount.

This Phantom II was delivered on March 31st of 1930 to Lillie Hall, the Rolls-Royce showroom in Fulham, London, on behalf of Mr. Edward Hann. It has a long-type chassis, wire wheels, and a nickel finish for its fittings. The chassis measures 150-inches and the engine is a Pushrod-OHV 7.7-liter six-cylinder engine. The car spent most of its earlier life in England. In the early 1970s, the car came to the attention of English broker and dealer Leonard Potter. The car was in various stages of restoration when Mr. Potter heard of the car. The car was mentioned to an American collector named James C. Leake, who then purchased the car for his collection. On January 8th of 1975, Mr. Leonard Potter, acting as his agent, purchased the car for Mr. Leake through J.R. Vernon at Coys Vintage Cars, restorers of Fine Motor Cars.

Leake instructed Potter to commission a full restoration. Five different specialty venders were contracted to complete the various stages of the restoration. Much of the work was completed by the same craftsman that had originally worked at the Derby factory and various coachworks in earlier times. It was then painted in the period correct color scheme of dark blue over ice blue. The interior features hand-sewn fine needle-point tapestry from Lisbon, Portugal. The cabinetry and trimming are all imported mahogany. The goblet and glasses are vintage Harrod's.

The restoration took over six years to completion with no regard for cost. The car is period correct except for the turn signal indicators which were added for extra safety.

The car arrived from U.S. Customs on May 16th of 1982 and was placed in Mr. Leake's museum, Antiques, Inc. in Muskogee, Oklahoma, along with the rest of his collection of pre-war Rolls-Royces. In June of 19986, Mr. Mac McGlumphy purchased the car in Tulsa where it resided for the nearly two decades, until his death in 2003. It was purchased by the current owner at that time.

In 2009, this Sedanca De Ville was offered for sale at the Houston Classic Auction in Seabrook, Texas, presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. The lot was estimated to sell for $135,000 - $165,000. It was sold for the sum of $95,000, not including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009

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2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $175,000-USD $225,000 
Sale Price :
USD $151,200

2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $135,000-USD $165,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $104,500

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 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
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
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
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
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
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II SHOOTING BRAKE
Chassis#: 67XJ
Sold for USD$110,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II image  
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
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer
Chassis#: 100WJ
Sold for USD$187,865
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 2-Door 4-Seater Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis#: 111GN
Sold for USD$85,925
  2011 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Select Pre-War Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1930 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL CABRIOLET
Sold for USD$210,795
  2011 Rétromobile
 

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 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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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Profiles

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Boattail Tourer
Coachwork: Hooper
Chassis #: 23GN
Engine #: AH 35
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
All-Weather Tourer
Coachwork: Hooper
Chassis #: 143GN
Engine #: KX35
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Continental Touring Saloon
Coachwork: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis #: 46GX
Engine #: WK25
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Coupe by Mulliner
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: 126GY
Engine #: GD35
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Continental Sportsman Coupe
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 42 GX
Engine #: DH 95
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Sedanca De Ville
Coachwork: Windovers
Chassis #: 76GN
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Dover Sedan
Coachwork: Brewster
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Trouville Town Car
Coachwork: Brewster
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Shooting Brake
Chassis #: 67 XJ
Engine #: WK 55
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Town Car
Coachwork: Brewster
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Sports Limousine
Coachwork: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis #: 49GN
Engine #: SP55
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information
Continental Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis #: 62GX