1930 Rolls Royce Phantom 2 Sports Saloon by Thrupp & Maberly.
Chassis number: 3GN
Registration Number: BF5008
A wonderful period ensmble of 1930 Rolls Royce Phantom 2 & period 1931 Guildford caravan. The Rolls Royce was supplied new to New Zealand. The body is its second body, by Thrupp & Maberly moved across from another car when the first body had deteriorated. The body takes the form of a rakish yet spacious sports saloon, resplendent in pillar box red with an aluminium bonnet. To the interior is good oxblood leather.
The caravan is a 1931 Guildford caravan mounted to the Phantom on a tow bar. The Phantom pulls the caravan effotlessly & one really does not know it is there with 60 MPH cruising easily attained where allowed.
The Phantom runs stongly & we drove it back to the UK from near Belfast. Being overdrive equipped it is very relaxed at speed & simply a pleasure to drive. It has been in long term ownership, with supplying dealer P & A Wood showing as the previous owners on the V5 log book. It runs cool with good oil pressure & has a real go anywhere feel to it.
The Guildford caravan is a delight with fold down double bed, cooking stove, opening leaded windows along with a full set or period crockery, kettles and other acoutrements.
The Two many be purchased separtely with the caravan being £18k & the Phantom £108k. But really, as a pair, what a wonderful way to attend Goodwood, Beaulieu, Ascot or for that matter any other event at all. The Jones' cannot fail but to be impressed.