Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Rolls-Royce introduced the Phantom II in 1929 as an evolutionary replacement for the Phantom I, or New Phantom as it was then known. Without any increase in price, the Phantom had been radically redesigned, resulting in a very fine car having little in common with its predecessor other than the cylinder bore and stroke dimensions. Most notable was the revised rear suspension now comprised of semi-elliptics front and rear (the rear ones being underslung) thereby reducing the height of the car. The engine was fundamentally the same though fitted with a new cross-flow head and a self-cleaning oil filter which was scraped clean by a novel mechanism connected to the clutch linkage. The engine, clutch and gearbox were now one unit, and centralized chassis lubrication was offered for the first time.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Battersea Evolution, London and in May of 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

40/50 hp 7,668 cc overhead valve, aluminium head, in-line six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes with servo assist, front and rear semi-elliptical suspension. Wheelbase: 150"

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Tom Wood

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