Lot 337 - 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Ascot Tourer by Brewster
|Estimate||£80,000 - £100,000|
1929 saw the introduction of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II. There were a host of improvements over the Phantom I, the most important of which concerned the chassis layout. The separate gearbox torque-tube drive and cantilever rear springing gave way to the PII's integral engine-gearbox unit, Hotchkiss drive, hypoid-bevel rear axle and semi-elliptic rear springs. The chassis was constructed with channel steel side-members and tubular cross-members. Fit and finish were, as to be expected, to the highest standards. Engine dimensions remained the same as the Phantom I, the overhead valve arrangement was retained although a new cylinder head designed, with intake and exhaust manifolds on opposite sides, yielding greater performance.
This Phantom II has undergone a huge restoration program by Wren Restoration in Suffolk and presents in superb condition. It has been re-bodied in the style of a Ascot Tourer and finished in two-tone Royal Garnet and Bordeaux paintwork. In addition to this, the interior has been completely restored, again to a very high standard and fitted with dark burgundy leather; the dashboard has been re-manufactured in solid teak and lacquered accordingly. Mechanically, she has also been taken care of with work including overhauling the carburettor and fuel lines, cooling system and exhaust together with checking and adjusting all the brakes to ascertain they function correctly. The net result of the £92,000 expenditure is an absolutely stunning Phantom II that has presence, power and grace all in one.
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