The Rolls Royce Phantom II was introduced in 1929 as a successor to the Phantom (retrospectively known as the Phantom I) with the first models delivered in September of that year. Unlike its predecessor, which inherited its underpinnings from the preceding 40/50hp model, the Silver Ghost, the Phantom II employed an entirely new chassis laid out along the lines of that of the smaller 20hp Rolls-Royce.
The engine too had come in for extensive revision resulting in greatly enhanced performance, particularly of the Continental model, and the ability to accommodate weightier coachwork. Highly favoured by prominent coachbuilders, the Phantom II chassis provided the platform for some of the truly outstanding designs of its day, getting off to a flying start when a pre-production model designed by Ivan Evernden and made by Barker & Co (Henry Royce's favourite coachbuilder) won the Grand Prix d'Honneur at the Biarritz Concours d'Elegance in September 1930.
This 1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II with a Replica Barker Barrel sided Tourer body is presented in Yellow with Black wings, Black leather interior and finished with an Aluminium bonnet. This stylish tourer has an austere screen in the rear that can fold up and out to protect the occupants, three pieces of luggage neatly stored in the rear compartment and all the removable side windows which are stored behind the rear seat when they are needed. It is an original matching numbers chassis and engine and has been part of a private collection for the last 24 years.
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