Rolls-Royce Phantom II

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Rolls-Royce Phantom II
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Ltd
Production1929–1936
1680 produced
PredecessorPhantom I
SuccessorPhantom III
ClassLuxury car
Engine(s)7668 cc I6
Transmission(s)4-speed manual
Wheelbase144 in (3658 mm)
150 in (3810 mm)
ManualsService Manual
File:Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca Cabriolet 1929.jpg
Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca Cabriolet 1929
File:Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sports Saloon 1930.jpg
Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sports Saloon 1930
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Rolls-Royce Phantom II frame

The Phantom II replaced the New Phantom in Rolls-Royce's offerings in 1929.

It shared the 7.7 L (7668 cc/467 in³) pushrod-OHV straight-6 engine from its predecessor, being the last large six-cylinder Rolls. The engine was unitary with a 4-speed manual transmission. Synchromesh was added on gears 3 and 4 in 1932 and on gear 2 in 1935.

Semi-elliptical springs suspended the front and, in a change from its predecessor, the rear. 4-wheel servo-assisted brakes were also specified.

281 Continental Phantom II's were also produced, including 125 left-hand drive versions. In all 1,281 chassis left the factory (source RREC B205/58)

Movie appearances

A 1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville acts as a link between the three stories played in the drama film The Yellow Rolls-Royce. The car was originally a pale blue car which MGM technicians covered with 20 coats of canary yellow paint; a few coats of black were added to the top of the hood, the roof, and the wings. This 1964 film is starring famous actors and actresses.

Another Phantom II Town Car had also a starring role in the film The King and the Chorus Girl (1937), this car owned by the actress Constance Bennett can be seen at The Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, California.

The Phantom II is also featured in the following films; in a short scene of The Great Dictator (1940), Cluny Brown (1947), The Gnome-Mobile (1967), Octopussy (1983), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) etc[1]."

In spite of what the soundtrack claims, this car doesn't appear in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where it is used as a bribe by the Nazis in order to enter the Republic of Hatay. The car in the film was actually a 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25 with Barker saloon coachwork, chassis number #GPG4.

References

Production

  • Phantom II: 1402
  • Phantom II Continental: 278

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