1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Sedanca de-Ville drop-head

Rolls Royce Phantom II Sedanca de-Ville drop-head

Year: 1934
Chassis no: 156SK
Registration: HXC545
Price: £295,000

1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Sedanca de-Ville drop-head

Chassis number: 156SK

Registration number: HXC545

156 SK was originally fitted with Hooper limousine bodywork when it was manufactured in 1934. It was completely renovated in 1990-94 by the previous owner Mr T. A. Lee. HXC545 has been well maintained by Ristes and others, as appropriate, since completion of the restoration. It has always been garaged, regularly driven and annually MOT’d.

The car wears drop dead convertible aluminum coachwork by master body builder Steve Penny who has a knack for getting the lines of his bodies absolutely right. Simply no expense was spared in creating this car & also in maintaining it over the current decade-long ownership.

Rolls-Royce Phantom II – History

On acquisition by Mr T. A. Lee in October 1990 the original Hooper’s limousine bodywork was in a state of complete dereliction. The engine and chassis were mostly complete, so a full restoration was commissioned with Ristes Motors of Nottingham. On completion of the first mechanical stages in January 1992 the car went to Penny Coachworks for the new Sedanca de-Ville drop-head body to be built. The design was an interpretation of Mr Lee’s desire to have a grand touring car. Th restoration was completed in April 1995. Many photographs of the re- construction have been taken and are included in the sale.

Considerable effort and expense was taken to produce a vehicle worthy of the Rolls-Royce name and the number of awards and accolades given to this car since restoration have confirmed this. The car has widely traveled and attended many events. Major events include:

August 1995 – VJ Day 50th Anniversary. Lead parade down The Mall past HM the Queen.

June 1995 – VE Day 50th Anniversary carried surviving Victoria Cross holders around Earls Court arena before HM the Queen.

June 1997 – Rally to Ardeche France.

June 1998 - Rally to Norway, Sweden and Arctic Circle.
Sept 1998 – Promotional tour of Italian Lakes
June 1999 – Swiss organized rally to Monte Carlo, won Concours d’Elegance. June 2000 – German rally to Berlin.

A complete record of all bills incurred during the restoration have been kept together with detailed photographs of the massive works undertaken.

The car is now being sold due to the advancing years & frailty of Mr Lee who has been its custodian for so many decades.

The car is finished in Dawn Blue with a chrome strip down the side accenting the cars rakish lines. To the interior is grey hide through with art deco type motifs to the door panels. Grey carpets underfoot complete the ensemble. The woodwork is spectacular burr walnut finished in a light tone & edged with satinwood banding.

Rarely do we get a Phantom of this impeccable quality & magnificent coachwork. The car is a pleasure to drive, turns heads wherever it goes & is wonderful condition throughout. The car has power steering fitted which is well weighted & not particularly noticeable. Overdrive is also fitted along with a long rear axle making for very very relaxed cruising at modern speeds with the engine turning over gently & in silence. The car really does epitomize the traditions of a grand router.

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1934 Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Sedanca de-Ville drop-head

Chassis number: 156SK

Registration number: HXC545

156 SK was originally fitted with Hooper limousine bodywork when it was manufactured in 1934. It was completely renovated in 1990-94 by the previous owner Mr T. A. Lee. HXC545 has been well maintained by Ristes and others, as appropriate, since completion of the restoration. It has always been garaged, regularly driven and annually MOT’d.

The car wears drop dead convertible aluminum coachwork by master body builder Steve Penny who has a knack for getting the lines of his bodies absolutely right. Simply no expense was spared in creating this car & also in maintaining it over the current decade-long ownership.

Rolls-Royce Phantom II – History

On acquisition by Mr T. A. Lee in October 1990 the original Hooper’s limousine bodywork was in a state of complete dereliction. The engine and chassis were mostly complete, so a full restoration was commissioned with Ristes Motors of Nottingham. On completion of the first mechanical stages in January 1992 the car went to Penny Coachworks for the new Sedanca de-Ville drop-head body to be built. The design was an interpretation of Mr Lee’s desire to have a grand touring car. Th restoration was completed in April 1995. Many photographs of the re- construction have been taken and are included in the sale.

Considerable effort and expense was taken to produce a vehicle worthy of the Rolls-Royce name and the number of awards and accolades given to this car since restoration have confirmed this. The car has widely traveled and attended many events. Major events include:

August 1995 – VJ Day 50th Anniversary. Lead parade down The Mall past HM the Queen.

June 1995 – VE Day 50th Anniversary carried surviving Victoria Cross holders around Earls Court arena before HM the Queen.

June 1997 – Rally to Ardeche France.

June 1998 - Rally to Norway, Sweden and Arctic Circle.
Sept 1998 – Promotional tour of Italian Lakes
June 1999 – Swiss organized rally to Monte Carlo, won Concours d’Elegance. June 2000 – German rally to Berlin.

A complete record of all bills incurred during the restoration have been kept together with detailed photographs of the massive works undertaken.

The car is now being sold due to the advancing years & frailty of Mr Lee who has been its custodian for so many decades.

The car is finished in Dawn Blue with a chrome strip down the side accenting the cars rakish lines. To the interior is grey hide through with art deco type motifs to the door panels. Grey carpets underfoot complete the ensemble. The woodwork is spectacular burr walnut finished in a light tone & edged with satinwood banding.

Rarely do we get a Phantom of this impeccable quality & magnificent coachwork. The car is a pleasure to drive, turns heads wherever it goes & is wonderful condition throughout. The car has power steering fitted which is well weighted & not particularly noticeable. Overdrive is also fitted along with a long rear axle making for very very relaxed cruising at modern speeds with the engine turning over gently & in silence. The car really does epitomize the traditions of a grand router.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
SALES & VALUATIONS

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e: richard@vandp.net

SIMONE DELLA CORTE
SHOWROOM MANAGER

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e: simone@vandp.net

MICHAEL KLIEBENSTEIN
EUROPEAN SALES and MARKETING

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e: michael.kliebenstein@t-online.de

JAN KURTY
EASTERN EUROPE SALES and MARKETING

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e: kurtyinterbiz@btinternet.com

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