1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental for sale – Boat Tail Drophead Coupe by Park Ward

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Model #058; II Continental

Coachbuilder #058; Ward

Body Type Boat Tail Drophead

Colour #058; Black and

Trim #058; Grey

History #058; In 1929 the of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II set new standards for to follow. It was a vehicle specifically with the chauffeur driven in mind. At the time the only produced rival to compare the Phantom II was the Bentley 8 Litre, was a faster vehicle but was thought to be far chauffeur friendly, with heavier steering and a gearbox was more difficult to operate.

the development of the Phantom II, the majority of the distance testing was carried out on the straight roads surrounding in France. This fact and Mr Royce’s many journeys the South of England and the South of no doubt opened his eyes to the of motoring not available upon narrow and windy roads.

With long distance speed motoring in mind, the II Continental chassis was created, the being personally overseen by Royce with assistance Ivan Evernden. The whole including originally its style of was conceived by Royce, to be a more and compact four seater motor car when compared to the wheelbase standard Phantom II.

281 such chassis were and they differentiated themselves their standard cousins thicker springs and a 6 inch chassis, measuring 144 inches. The column was optionally lowered to was known as the “F” rake position, and the was also lowered to allow rakish coachwork to be fitted.

Mechanically speaking the Continental was with a higher ratio axle (12/41) which brisk acceleration and higher top at lower revolutions. Royce that the use of 5 thicker leaf as opposed to the standard 9 or 10 would weight and allow for a smoother if the road surface was less perfect.

To assist control of the additional shock absorbers also added to the standard units, which were from the driver’s seat in the examples. With lightweight being fitted the final was a motor car capable of carrying people in comfort, at high for many hours at a time great distances. It is rightly by many, including ourselves, to be one of the pre-war Rolls-Royces ever

Coachbuilders Park Ward approached by Rolls-Royce in 1922 and to produce a series of bodies for the 20 power model which to be very popular and successful. following the great depression in the 1920s the roles were and Park Ward contacted in search of financial support. was granted in return for a thirty percent share of the company, Rolls-Royce acquiring the remaining in 1939.

The alliance forged the 1930s between the two companies to be mutually beneficial. Park were entrusted with bodies for a number of Rolls-Royces cars at this time and in their showrooms on Conduit in Mayfair West London had an excellent selection of both and Bentleys.

The majority of Park coachwork fitted to the Phantom II chassis were closed, close coupled four style bodies, however special request more open bodies were with chassis number being one of Park Wards striking creations. This motor car which we are delighted to be for sale at this time was in August of 1933 to the order of Worthington of Lichfield in Staffordshire.

The flamboyant and striking boat drophead coupe coachwork is with twin side spare wheels and a hinged portion. The rear part of the or boat tail, is divided two pieces which are released the coach key. Once are released the two sections open on to allow the hood to retract and be discreetly inside the body.

to early records 55MW was by W.W. Worthington for over years, until 1954 it became the property of H.F. of London. In May of 1958 55MW English shores when by W.B.

Fairclouth of Ohio in the United of America. In 1977 the car was restored in whilst in the ownership of Raymond of Ohio. It is understood that remained in the United States around ten years ago when it to England and became part of a collection of desirable motor

55MW has been mechanically and serviced in our workshops over the few years and we have recently the car for our showroom using old photos of the car in its state. The recent preparation and included but were not limited to new sympathetic restoration to the existing interior, coachwork preparation and restored wire wheels, new and new polished wheel disks.

is believed to a unique creation by Ward on the Phantom II Continental and is widely admired wherever it is When taking into this motor cars and exceptionally stylish coachwork we that this particular has a great deal of potential for success on the lawns of the most Concours d’Elegance events.

Technical Data #058; speed manual gearbox, 6 in-line engine, 7.7 litres 7,668cc capacity. Servo-assisted

If you would like to make an about this vehicle,

contact us phone 020 8847 or email: sales@frankdale.com

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