The Phantom II was the replacement model of the 'New Phantom' (later often referred to as the Phantom I) in Rolls-Royce's offerings between 1929 and 1936. About 1402 units of the Phantom II were made and of the Phantom II Continental, 278 examples are recorded. The Phantom II was the last of the great six cylinder Rolls-Royces whose development had entirely been supervised by F. Henry Royce himself. Rolls-Royce only made the chassis and mechanical parts. The body was made and fitted by a coachbuilder selected by the client.
The Sports Saloon by Thrupp & Maberly in this gallery, chassis #157RY, is built on the rare short Continental chassis. Of 1,680 Phantom IIs built, fewer than 300 were the high performance Continental versions.
#157RY was sold through Ollington Bros. Ltd. of London and delivered in 1934 to the first owner Mr. N. Kennedy. In 1977 the car was donated to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago by the then owner William A. Hayssen. In 2010 the car was offered for sale by Hyman Ltd. and was eventually sold to the current owner for £100.800 by RM Auctions.
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