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The Rolls-Royce Phantom II was the third and last of the Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp models.
This model replaced the New Phantom in 1929 and used an improved version of the Phantom I’s engine, and an all-new chassis. A “Continental” version with a shorter wheelbase and stiffer springs was also offered. Unlike previous 40/50 hp models, the engine of the Phantom II was bolted directly to the 4-speed manual transmission.
The chassis of the Phantom II was entirely new. As on earlier 40/50 hp cars, the front axle was mounted on semi-elliptical leaf sprints, but, unlike these earlier models, the rear axle was also mounted on semi-elliptical springs instead of cantilever springs. Along with modifications to the drive train, these changes to the axel springs allowed the frame to be lower than before, noticeably improving handling of the vehicle.
Only 1402 models of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II were produced.
This rare beauty was built for British actress and entertainer Gracie Fields in 1934. The car features a 468 CI/120 HP overhead cam inline 6-cylinder engine, manual 4-speed transmission, and Gurney-Nutting body. True to the styling of early 1930’s Rolls Royce Phantom’s, our model also has dual side mounts and Dunlap wire wheels. Featured in the movie Pancho Barnes (1988), this car is a blend of intriguing history, and mechanical beauty.