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Rolls-Royce Phantom II /Phantom II Continental
(1929 - 1936)

Rolls-Royce Phantom II, 1930, #AJS250
Rolls-Royce Phantom II, 1931, #AJS250. From a special left hand drive chassis series especialliy for the American market is this Phantom II with a Brewster body, given on the chassis card as 'St. Martin Brougham'.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom II was the last of the great six cylinder cars whose development from first draft to completion had entirely been supervised by F. Henry Royce himself. Incorporating radical design changes from its predecessor, the Phantom I, the new car took the company into the new decade. When launched in 1929 it impressed in surpassing in every facet of design excellence and manufacturing technique even the Silver Ghost. The engine and gearbox were in unit construction. The rear springs were now underslung, replacing the previously used cantilever suspension thus enhancing to mount most elegant bodies of lower overall appearance. The front axle had been designed to provide ultimate stability in braking at speed. As a more sporty version to be fitted with particularly light coachwork the Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental distinguished itself from the basic model.

Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental, 1933, #7MW
Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental, 1933, #7MW, Arthur Mulliner Saloon. The coachbuilder Arthur Mulliner of Northampton is not to be confused with the London-based coachbuilder H.J. Mulliner.


Technical Data:
6 cylinder in-line engine in two groups of three, bore x stroke 108 x 139.7 mm (4 1/4 in 1/2 in), capacity 7,668 cc; push-rod operated valves located in one-piece detachable aluminium alloy cylinder head; aluminium alloy crankcase, dual ignition with coil and magneto; single dry plate type clutch; 4 speed gearbox in unit with engine (from 1932 synchromesh on 3rd and 4th gear; from 1935 synchromesh on 2nd gear); hypoid bevel final drive, suspension by semi-elliptic springs front and rear; 4-wheel-brakes servo-assisted; wheelbase 3,657.6 mm or 3,810 mm (144 in or 150 in); tyre size 7.00 x 21 (from 1930 tyre size 7 x 20; from 1933 tyre size 7.00 x 19; from 1935 optional tyre size 7.00 x 17)

Phantom II Continental (23693 Byte)
Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental, 1930, #48GX, Barker saloon. For better weight distribution Rolls-Royce encouraged coachbuilders to suggest the rear-mounted instead of side-mounted spare wheels.


No. made:

1402 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
  278 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental
1680 Rolls-Royce Phantom II altogether (RHD 1555, LHD 125)
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