1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

The Rolls-Royce New Phantom, originally named the Phantom I, differed from the Silver Ghost mainly in its engine design. It was powered by an overhead-valve unit displacing 7,668 cubic centimeters (468 CID) and had a removable aluminum cylinder head. In 1929, the Phantom II was introduced, which was the final Rolls-Royce automobile design overseen by Henry Royce. It was given an improved chassis that was much lower than its predecessors, with central lubrication, semi-elliptical leaf springs, adjustable shock absorbers, and an underslung rear axle. The engine had new combustion chambers and manifolds, and the gearbox had synchronized third and top gears. Two wheelbase sizes were offered, measuring 144- and 150-inch wheelbases. The radiator shell was now placed directly above the I-beam front axle, and the long hood measured nearly half the entire body length. The low stance and long bonnet-line resulted in many European and American designers creating modern and fresh new appearances for the marque. Despite its three ton weight, the Phantom II was much faster than any previous Rolls-Royce.

Between 1929 and 1935, approximately 1,672 (1680) examples were produced. Rolls-Royce produced the chassis and mechanical components while outside coachbuilders created the bodies to customer specifications. The list of coachbuilders includes Hooper, Henley, Mulliner, Thrupp & Maberly, Park Ward, Windovers, Barker, Brewster, and Carolton. All Phantom II chassis were built at Rolls-Royce's factory in Derby, as the factory in Springfield, Massachusetts had closed upon engine production of the US-market Phantom I in 1931.


by Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019

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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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1930 Vehicle Profiles

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

All-Weather Tourer
Coachwork: Hooper

Chassis Num: 143GN
Engine Num: KX35

While the Phantom I inherited its underpinnings from the Silver Ghost, the Phantom II, launched in 1929, employed an entirely new chassis, wîth semi-elliptic rear springs replacing the cantilever springing of the Ghost and Phantom I. The new low-slun....[continue reading]

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Continental Touring Saloon
Coachwork: Carlton Carriage Company

Chassis Num: 46GX
Engine Num: WK25

In 1929, Rolls-Royce introduced their New Phantom as a successor to the older Phantom, the Phantom I. The Phantom I had used the underpinnings from the preceding 40/50hp model, the Silver Ghost. For the Phantom II, Rolls-Royce created an entirely n....[continue reading]

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Coupe by Mulliner
Coachwork: Mulliner

Chassis Num: 126GY
Engine Num: GD35

1930 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Coupe has coachwork by H.J. Mulliner. It is chassis number 126GY which is powered by engine number GD35. This two-door saloon coachwork is finished in blue with matching top and grey interior, and matched wheel d....[continue reading]

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Continental Sportsman Coupe
Coachwork: Barker

Chassis Num: 42 GX
Engine Num: DH 95

The Phantom II was introduced in 1929 as a successor to the New Phantom (which later became known as the Phantom I). This was, reputedly, the last model Henry Royce designed himself. ....[continue reading]

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Sedanca De Ville
Coachwork: Windovers

Chassis Num: 76GN

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 technol....[continue reading]

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Dover Sedan
Coachwork: Brewster

When Rolls-Royce opened a US manufacturing plant based in Springfield, Massachusetts, and began to build Rolls-Royce cars on the Silver Ghost chassis in 1920, and the Brewster Company was responsible for many of the bodies. For the New Phantom in 192....[continue reading]

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Trouville Town Car
Coachwork: Brewster

By 1930 Rolls-Royce of America was facing difficulties and the new Phantom II was only available from the Derby factory in England. Adeline Bamberger of New York purchased the chassis in England and had it shipped to the United States to be fitted wi....[continue reading]

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Shooting Brake

Chassis Num: 67 XJ
Engine Num: WK 55

This Rolls-Royce Phantom II is known to have been delivered as a Weymann fabric saloon, originally through Birmingham UK agents, George Heath Limited in January 1930 to its first owner S.C. Harrison. After just ten months, the car was transferred to ....[continue reading]

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Boattail Tourer
Coachwork: Hooper

Chassis Num: 23GN
Engine Num: AH 35

This 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Boat-tail Tourer was offered for sale at the 2006 Gooding & Company Auction held in Pebble Beach, Ca. It was estimated to sell for $400,000-$500,000.....[continue reading]

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Town Car
Coachwork: Brewster

This is the second body on this Rolls-Royce purchased by film star Constance Bennett. It was originally delivered by J.S. Inskip, the New York sales officer for Rolls-Royce in 1931, with a body by Trouville. It was traded in in 1935 at which point it....[continue reading]

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II vehicle information

Sports Limousine
Coachwork: Carlton Carriage Company

Chassis Num: 49GN
Engine Num: SP55

This Rolls-Royce Phantom II Carlton Sports Limousine was originally owned by Turner Layton of Washington, DC. Mr. Layton, who later moved to England, owned it through the 1950s. In 1958 it was brought to the United States when it was acquired by Dr. ....[continue reading]

All-Weather Tourer by Hooper
Chassis #: 143GN 
Continental Touring Saloon by Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis #: 46GX 
Coupe by Mulliner by Mulliner
Chassis #: 126GY 
Continental Sportsman Coupe by Barker
Chassis #: 42 GX 
Sedanca De Ville by Windovers
Chassis #: 76GN 
Dover Sedan by Brewster
 
Trouville Town Car by Brewster
 
Shooting Brake
Chassis #: 67 XJ 
Boattail Tourer by Hooper
Chassis #: 23GN 
Town Car by Brewster
 
Sports Limousine by Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis #: 49GN 


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1931Chevrolet (619,554)Ford (615,455)Buick (138,965)
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1927Chevrolet (1,001,820)Ford (367,213)Buick (255,160)
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