Chassis no: 66WJ
Registration: UW 5531
Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Open Tourer by Wilkinson For Sale.
Registration number: UW5531
Chassis number: 66WJ
Reputedly the last model that Henry Royce designed himself, the Phantom II was introduced in 1929 as a successor to the New Phantom (retrospectively named the Phantom I) with deliveries commencing in September of that year. Improved and updated, this Phantom was designed to compete with luxury cars from other British, Continental and American manufacturers.
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 the smaller 20hp Rolls-Royce. Built in two wheelbase lengths, 144" and 150", this new low-slung frame with its radiator set well-back enabled coachbuilders to body the car in the modern idiom, creating sleeker designs than the more upright ones of the past.
The engine had also come in for extensive revision. The PI's cylinder dimensions and basic layout – two blocks of three cylinders with an aluminum cylinder head common to both blocks – were retained, but the combustion chambers had been redesigned and the cylinder head was now of the cross-flow type with inlet and exhaust manifolds on opposite sides. The magneto/coil dual ignition system remained the same as on the PI.
The result of these engine changes was greatly enhanced performance and the ability to accommodate weightier coachwork. At the same time, it was paramount that core Rolls-Royce qualities were retained. Great reliability was a given, while silent running as well as smooth and comfortable operation was expected by the elite clientele the chassis catered to. "Powerful, docile, delightfully easy to control and a thoroughbred, it behaves in a manner which is difficult to convey without seeming to over-praise," declared The Motor in March 1934 after testing the final development of the PII chassis, which was called the Continental. No less than 1,672 Phantom II chassis were manufactured during its six-year production span. While making it rare by today's production standards, the number indicates the high regard the wealthy had in the 1930s for this upscale and elegant motorcar.
A gorgeous Rolls Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Tourer with a well-proportioned barrel sided body by Wilkinsons of Derby.
The previous owner was a fastidious man who kept his cars in tip top order. The engine on this car had a full recent rebuilt & as a result is running in silence.
The exterior has just benefited from a full bare metal re-spray and finished in the current Black/ Old English White that you see today. The paint finish is to a very high standard and would be well received in any line up of Concours Phantoms.
The hood is pale canvas & comes with a full set of side screens with the added benefit of a Velcro strip along the top edge to really keep you in the dry.
The exterior has a Valuable period Marechal French lamps fitted all round. A large nickel Klaxon is mounted under the fully louvered colonial style bonnet. The door handles have a lovely mother of pearl inlays recessed into them.
This is a particularly fine car in impeccable running condition & has been the recipient of numerous trophies & awards, a highly commended car amongst the RREC.
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