1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

The Imperial Cabriolet is an exquisite example of an English vehicle with custom French coachwork by Hibbard and Darrin in Paris. Among the many changes from the original Phantom it has a much lower chassis which reduced the height by nine inches. Phantom IIs were produced until 1935; total production was 1,767 vehicles. This example with blue and black coachwork, an aluminum bonnet, or hood, and yellow wire wheels was much admired at the recent Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.


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The Phantom II was the first completely new car since the 20HP seven years earlier. The Phantom II was still rated 4050 HP but was lower and the springing half-elliptic all around. The car, although to Royces design and specification, was mainly the work of his West Wittering design team and included many innovations and a redesigned engine that, with the gearbox, was now one unit. The introduction....
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The Rolls-Royce Phantom II was very similar to the Phantom I in many ways, but brought improvements such as a higher horsepower rating and the removal of the traditional torque-tube drive. Instead, the engine and gearbox were constructed in unit with each other rather than being separate. The Autovac was now using an engine-driven pump. A new water-heated induction system was used. The Battery....
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1929 Vehicle Profiles

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Short Coupled Saloon
Coachwork: Weymann

Rolls-Royce began work on its new Phantom I in 1922, it was introduced in 1925. It succeeded the Silver Ghost (40/50 Series), which was no easy task. The new Phantom offered a larger 7.7 liter six-cylinder engine, constructed with a one-piece cylin....[continue reading]

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Imperial Cabriolet
Coachwork: D'Ieteren

Chassis Num: 127XJ
Engine Num: JX45

This 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Imperial Cabriolet has coachwork by D'Ieteren for Hibbard and Darrin. It is powered by a 7668 cc six-cylinder engine capable of producing 120 horsepower. Stopping power is provided by power-assisted four-wheel drum ....[continue reading]

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

All Weather Convertible
Coachwork: Thrupp and Maberly

Chassis Num: 3XJ
Engine Num: ZH25

In 1929, Rolls-Royce introduced the Phantom II to help combat sales competition from the Bentley 6.5 and 8 liter models. The engine in the Phantom II was a inline six-cylinder unit that had two blocks of three and a one piece aluminum head and crankc....[continue reading]

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster

Officially known as the 'New Phantom,' the Phantom I succeeded the 19-year-old Silver Ghost in 1925. The car is powered by a water-cooled, overhead valve, 7.67 liter, six-cylinder engine developing 100 horsepower, coupled to a four-speed manual trans....[continue reading]

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Torpedo Tourer
Coachwork: Barker

Chassis Num: 50XJ
Engine Num: 5025X

Some of Rolls-Royce's best customers during the 1920s and 1930s were the maharajas, the tribal leaders of India during the British Raj. Maharaja Rolls-Royces were regularly ordered to the rather unique specifications of their original owners, and fre....[continue reading]

Short Coupled Saloon by Weymann
 
Imperial Cabriolet by D'Ieteren
Chassis #: 127XJ 
All Weather Convertible by Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis #: 3XJ 
Tourer by Brewster
 
Torpedo Tourer by Barker
Chassis #: 50XJ 


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$455-$9,500
1929 Phantom II
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1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Base Price : $9,500

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Rolls-Royce
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)
1932Chevrolet (313,404)Ford (210,824)Plymouth (186,106)
1931Chevrolet (619,554)Ford (615,455)Buick (138,965)
1930Ford (1,140,710)Chevrolet (640,980)Buick (181,743)
1929Ford (1,507,132)Chevrolet (1,328,605)Buick (196,104)
1928Chevrolet (1,193,212)Ford (607,592)Willys Knight (231,360)
1927Chevrolet (1,001,820)Ford (367,213)Buick (255,160)
1926Ford (1,669,847)Chevrolet (547,724)Buick (266,753)
1925Ford (1,669,847)Chevrolet (306,479)Dodge (201,000)
1924Ford (1,831,128)Chevrolet (264,868)Dodge (193,861)

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