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. Only the chassis and mechanical parts were made by Rolls-Royce. The body was made and fitted by a coachbuilder selected by the client.
The Sports Saloon in this gallery, chassis 30PY, was an experimental car for Hooper with many innovations and driven by George L. Sclater-Booth who was a Managing Director of Hooper. The car was featured in "The Motor" in 1933 and was used by Rolls-Royce in one of their advertisements. The car had been with one family since 1960 and became for sale at www.realcar.co.uk.
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