1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Henry Royce passed away in 1933, making the Rolls-Royce Phantom II the last model he ever designs. The Phantom II was introduced in September of 1929 and served as a replacement for the New Phantom, which would later become known as the Phantom I. The Phantom II brought with it improvements and styling changes throughout the vehicle, including the chassis. The 7668cc engine was about the only thing that was not changed. The cantilever springs in the Phantom I were replaced with semi-elliptic units which helped the chassis ride much lower to the ground, thus improving performance, especially through corners. The gearbox was mounted directly to the engine and had synchromesh on the top two speeds. The Phantom II adopted the central chassis lubrication system in use by the Rolls-Royce operation in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For numerous reasons, the Phantom II was never put into production in North America, though a series of left-hand drive chassis were built by the Derby factory from 1931 through 1934. 116 examples were sent to the United States, three to Canada and six to Europe. In total, there were 1680 examples of the Phantom II constructed.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2019

Related Reading : Rolls-Royce Phantom II / Phantom II Continental History

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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1934 Vehicle Profiles

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Fixed-Head Coupe
Coachwork: Hooper

Chassis Num: 70TA
Engine Num: MC-65

This 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Fixed-Head Coupe has coachwork by Hooper. Its first owner was from London, Ontario and purchased the car on December 11th of 1934. After the initial deposit was placed, the right-hand drive chassis was sent to Hooper ....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Touring Saloon
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.

Chassis Num: 8SK
Engine Num: LC85

The Phantom II, produced from 1929 through 1936, was the last Rolls-Royce designed under F. Henry Royce, co-founder of the marque. The engine was a large 7.7-liter six-cylinder unit and powered two wheelbase sizes. There were a total of 1,402 built a....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner

Chassis Num: 120 SK
Engine Num: GH 55

The development of the original Phantom automobile was done in great secrecy. It was given the codename 'EAC', which stood for Eastern Armoured Car. The individual in charge of development was Ernest Hives, carefully placed pieces of armor plating ar....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Sedanca De Ville
Coachwork: Thrupp and Maberly

Chassis Num: 171RY
Engine Num: WQ45

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 desig....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Henley Coupe
Coachwork: Brewster

Chassis Num: 221 AMS
Engine Num: U75J

Following the closing of the Rolls-Royce assembly plant in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1931, Rolls-Royce made its first delivery of 200 chassis to its Brewster Coachworks in Long Island City, New York. There were many changes needed to make it suit....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Streamline Saloon
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.

Chassis Num: 86SK
Engine Num: EJ45

When this Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental was discovered after spending 40 years in a barn it was inhabited by a family of Raccoons. Many authorities consider the Phantom II to be the best car Rolls-Royce ever built. It is equipped with an innovat....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Saloon
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.

Chassis Num: 160PY

Like so many Rolls-Royces, this car has a unique ownership history. It was ordered new by Charles Root, founder and builder of Pinewood Studios in England. In fact, the car appeared in two classic films produced at Pinewood Studios, 'The Red Shoes' a....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner

Chassis Num: 104PY

The Rolls-Royce Phantom II was the third and last of the Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP models, with an improved engine in an all-new and lower chassis. The engine was bolted directly to the 4-speed manual transmission, to which synchromesh was added after 193....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner

Chassis Num: 55RY

Rolls-Royce were meant to be driven....by a chauffeur, that is. Still, there is an exception to every rule and if Rolls-Royce intended to build a sports car inthe 1930s, the PII Continental was just that. While the prototype was built for Sir Henry R....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

3-Position Cabriolet
Coachwork: Kellner

Chassis Num: 203RY
Engine Num: NZ45

This 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental was ordered by A. Sainsbury Esq. of Sainsbury's. It was ordered with the rear high-speed Continental chassis, specifically built for 'town work and touring' in the 'UK and Continent'. It has a short Contin....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting

Chassis Num: 201RY
Engine Num: NZ25

This three-position drop head Continental style of coachwork is much admired by Rolls-Royce aficionados. It has a very long hoodline, a sweeping curved beltline molding, flowing open fenders, and a rather short stern. The coachwork was designed by Ca....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

3-Position Cabriolet
Coachwork: Kellner

Chassis Num: 164PY
Engine Num: BL 85

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 Carro....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting

Chassis Num: 117RY
Engine Num: RV 65

This vehicle is an original, short-chassis Continental Drop Head Coupe by Gurney Nutting. One of just 18 PII Continentals built to the Owen Drophead design. Chassis 117 RY was ordered for stock by H.R. Owen Ltd on February 1st of 1934 and over the ne....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Sedanca 3-Position Drophead
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting

Chassis Num: 147RY

This 1934 Rolls-Royce PII Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe wears coachwork by J. Gurney Nutting. The car was discovered by Mr. Tallman in a barn in northeastern Ohio in April of 1964. The car was then driven 400 miles home to Illinois. For a barn f....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

All-Weather Tourer
Coachwork: Hooper

Chassis Num: 7RY
Engine Num: YD-25 or YO-25

This All-Weather Tourer was ordered on October 30th of 1933 and was the first RY series Phantom II Continental. It was the first of 42 short chassis versions in the series, all of which were odd numbered. ....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

All Weather Tourer
Coachwork: Thrupp and Maberly

Chassis Num: 188PY

This famous Rolls-Royce, the 'Star of India,' named after the incredible 563-carat Star Sapphire, was built by Thrupp & Maberly for the Maharaja of Rajkot. The Continental All Weather Convertible coachwork features an amazing array of headlamps and p....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Roadster
Coachwork: Thrupp and Maberly

Chassis Num: 2SK
Engine Num: NZ85

This Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental wears one-of-a-kind Thrupp & Maberly coachwork. It was the first of the improved SK series of Continental chassis, introduced late in the model's limited production run. The chassis was originally specified wit....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

3-Position Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Henri Chapron

Chassis Num: 16SK

The first owner of this unique Phantom II Continental was Robert William Hudson of the Hudson Dry Soap Company. Born in 1856 in West Bromwich, Great Britain, he purchased the car when he was 78 years old while living in Monaco and drove it until his ....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Sedanca Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner

Chassis Num: 17 TA
Engine Num: KE 15

This Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental was ordered by Rolls-Royce agent H.R. Owen on October 2nd of 1934. It is a late-production, right-hand drive T2-Series Phantom II built on the 144-inch 'Long-Short' chassis. It came off test on December 10th, 1....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Cabriolet
Coachwork: Binder

Chassis Num: 162SK
Engine Num: 2K35

This Rolls-Royce was originally ordered by Octavio Guinle with Henri Binder of Paris supplying the bodywork. The Phantom II, chassis number 103GY, was sold through Oscar A. Cox & Co. of London and was delivered to Binder near the end of July of that ....[continue reading]

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Continental Close-Coupled Saloon
Coachwork: Barker

Chassis Num: 83RY
Engine Num: WQ65

This Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Close-Coupled Saloon by Barker was ordered by Hugh Trevis Jr. of Wynberg, South Africa. The body was finished in two shades of pale beige, and the interior received larger Bentley 'pie plate' instruments with b....[continue reading]

Fixed-Head Coupe by Hooper
Chassis #: 70TA 
Touring Saloon by Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: 8SK 
Sedanca Drophead Coupe by Mulliner
Chassis #: 120 SK 
Sedanca De Ville by Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis #: 171RY 
Henley Coupe by Brewster
Chassis #: 221 AMS 
Streamline Saloon by Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: 86SK 
Saloon by Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: 160PY 
Sedanca Drophead Coupe by Mulliner
Chassis #: 104PY 
Sedanca Drophead Coupe by Mulliner
Chassis #: 55RY 
3-Position Cabriolet by Kellner
Chassis #: 203RY 
Drop Head Coupe by Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: 201RY 
3-Position Cabriolet by Kellner
Chassis #: 164PY 
Drop Head Coupe by Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: 117RY 
Sedanca 3-Position Drophead by Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: 147RY 
All-Weather Tourer by Hooper
Chassis #: 7RY 
All Weather Tourer by Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis #: 188PY 
Roadster by Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis #: 2SK 
3-Position Drophead Coupe by Henri Chapron
Chassis #: 16SK 
Sedanca Drophead Coupe by Mulliner
Chassis #: 17 TA 
Cabriolet by Binder
Chassis #: 162SK 
Continental Close-Coupled Saloon by Barker
Chassis #: 83RY 


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