1932 Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Chassis 18MY Restored

Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Chassis 18MY Restored

Year: 1932
Chassis no: 18MY
Registration: Unregistered
Registered In: Unregistered
Price: £135,000

Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Long Chassis.  AS NEW.

Chassis number: 18MY

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According to available records, the Rolls-Royce Phantom II chassis 18MY was ordered through The Car Mart Ltd of Park Lane, W1 as a demonstrator and came off test in December 1932, benefiting from the synchro gearbox (on third and fourth) and other refinements. The well-established London coachbuilder Thrupp & Maberly clothed the chassis with an elegant saloon (with division) body - the car is photographed in this guise on page 236 of Lawrence Dalton's reference book "Rolls-Royce The Derby Phantoms.

Registered as 'ALB 900', 18MY's first private owner is given on the build sheets as a Lady McRobert - almost certainly Lady Rachel Workman MacRobert, an American socialite who married Sir Alexander MacRobert, a wealthy Scot who founded the British India Corporation. MacRobert died in 1922 and his widow subsequently became a director. They had three sons, all of whom were tragically killed in the air, the first in a flying accident in 1938 and the other two in action with the RAF during World War Two.

A replacement log book was issued for the Phantom II In the name of Eduard Knox of Merton SW19 in April 1940 and he kept the car registered until the mid-1960s, with Rolls-Royce themselves carrying out a statutory vehicle test in lune 1964, no doubt in preparation for selling the car. The Phantom II passed to its long-term late owner - living in the Welsh city of Bangor at the time - in 1964, with a purchase agreement from dealers Alpe & Saunders (Coachbuilders) Ltd dating from September 16 on file for the sum of £350 pounds.

The car was eventually shipped to Australia aboard the SS Alaric in the early months of 1969 and  lived in Randwick, in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs prior to the current onwership. It was the owner's original intention to use the Rolls-Royce for wedding hire and he originally envisaged restoring the car to this end but it was ultimately relegated to a purpose-built brick garage by the mid-1980s and spent the next three decades dry stored on axle stands, the fuel tank carefully drained and removed.  Rolls Royce records record the 44,000 miles as being the full mileage covered from new prior to the restoration taking place.

Extraordinarily well-preserved and complete, the Phantom II was disinterred from its hiding place and purchased by the current owner. He then set about the most fastidious restoartion of this low mileage chassis with the brief to make the chassis like new as it would have left the Derby factory.

To that end the car has been stripped into its component parts & every conceivable thing attended to & renewed mechanically.  Needless to say the chassis runs in complete silence & is ready to be bodied in whatever shape or form takes the buyers fancy.  The last remaining item to finish the job is the re-coring of the radiator.  This is currently being undertaken by Anglia Radiators with an expected February/March completion date at which time it will be refitted to the car.

The current  owner a highly competent mechanic with a leaning towards engineering writes:  At the moment we have spent vast sums  on parts & labor etc. Total around A$435,400. approx £233,000 pounds.

18 MY has had every part removed, all new brakes, tyres, exhaust, the instruments sent and overhauled, complete re-wire. Engine and gearbox stripped and overhauled in fact everything has been done etc etc etc.
Now the client will have to engage a coach builder to build the body of his choice and have it fitted at his cost.

This is an amazing opportunity to acquire what is to all intensive purposes a brand new Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Chassis in a condition similar to how it left the factory.

The car is in Australia and can be inspected at anytime. Shipping can be arranged to any major shipping port based on a 50 - 50 split in other words we will pay half of the cost.

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Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Long Chassis.  AS NEW.

Chassis number: 18MY

Coming Soon.

According to available records, the Rolls-Royce Phantom II chassis 18MY was ordered through The Car Mart Ltd of Park Lane, W1 as a demonstrator and came off test in December 1932, benefiting from the synchro gearbox (on third and fourth) and other refinements. The well-established London coachbuilder Thrupp & Maberly clothed the chassis with an elegant saloon (with division) body - the car is photographed in this guise on page 236 of Lawrence Dalton's reference book "Rolls-Royce The Derby Phantoms.

Registered as 'ALB 900', 18MY's first private owner is given on the build sheets as a Lady McRobert - almost certainly Lady Rachel Workman MacRobert, an American socialite who married Sir Alexander MacRobert, a wealthy Scot who founded the British India Corporation. MacRobert died in 1922 and his widow subsequently became a director. They had three sons, all of whom were tragically killed in the air, the first in a flying accident in 1938 and the other two in action with the RAF during World War Two.

A replacement log book was issued for the Phantom II In the name of Eduard Knox of Merton SW19 in April 1940 and he kept the car registered until the mid-1960s, with Rolls-Royce themselves carrying out a statutory vehicle test in lune 1964, no doubt in preparation for selling the car. The Phantom II passed to its long-term late owner - living in the Welsh city of Bangor at the time - in 1964, with a purchase agreement from dealers Alpe & Saunders (Coachbuilders) Ltd dating from September 16 on file for the sum of £350 pounds.

The car was eventually shipped to Australia aboard the SS Alaric in the early months of 1969 and  lived in Randwick, in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs prior to the current onwership. It was the owner's original intention to use the Rolls-Royce for wedding hire and he originally envisaged restoring the car to this end but it was ultimately relegated to a purpose-built brick garage by the mid-1980s and spent the next three decades dry stored on axle stands, the fuel tank carefully drained and removed.  Rolls Royce records record the 44,000 miles as being the full mileage covered from new prior to the restoration taking place.

Extraordinarily well-preserved and complete, the Phantom II was disinterred from its hiding place and purchased by the current owner. He then set about the most fastidious restoartion of this low mileage chassis with the brief to make the chassis like new as it would have left the Derby factory.

To that end the car has been stripped into its component parts & every conceivable thing attended to & renewed mechanically.  Needless to say the chassis runs in complete silence & is ready to be bodied in whatever shape or form takes the buyers fancy.  The last remaining item to finish the job is the re-coring of the radiator.  This is currently being undertaken by Anglia Radiators with an expected February/March completion date at which time it will be refitted to the car.

The current  owner a highly competent mechanic with a leaning towards engineering writes:  At the moment we have spent vast sums  on parts & labor etc. Total around A$435,400. approx £233,000 pounds.

18 MY has had every part removed, all new brakes, tyres, exhaust, the instruments sent and overhauled, complete re-wire. Engine and gearbox stripped and overhauled in fact everything has been done etc etc etc.
Now the client will have to engage a coach builder to build the body of his choice and have it fitted at his cost.

This is an amazing opportunity to acquire what is to all intensive purposes a brand new Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Chassis in a condition similar to how it left the factory.

The car is in Australia and can be inspected at anytime. Shipping can be arranged to any major shipping port based on a 50 - 50 split in other words we will pay half of the cost.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
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