1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
• One-off custom bodied "Boattail Speedster" Phantom II
• Pebble Beach Concours winner of the Lucius Beebe award
• A sporting PII with dual cowl Hooper coachwork and tour ready
• Fitted with a Laycock heavy duty overdrive unit
• Numbers matching car with known history, restored and fabulous
This special one-off Phantom II was ordered in October 1929 and delivered to Hooper and Company in February 1930 for it's bespoke dual-cowl coachwork. The only one made, this sporting PII, rarely a phrased shared together, was made for Sir Julien Cahn, later the 1st Baronet Cahn, a British furniture magnate. The styling of this Rolls-Royce was so spectacular and special, two different model companies have created scale models honoring it. The PII has immense presence but its shapely figure gives it a racier look other PII's can't share. Restored as per its ordering sheet, the car is sans bumpers which enhances the PII's sporting mission. And as if it wasn't long enough, there are two spares mounted on the rear giving it even greater length.
The car has a known history and is matching numbers. Finished in black with a red coachline to draw out the matching red leather interior, this combination masks its vast proportions. It is terrific in person! The full restoration was just over 20 years ago with constant care and servicing along the way. She starts up instantly and pulls strong through all the gears. It comes with a rarely seen set of RR tools in the rear boot.
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Lucius Beebe Memorial Trophy – 1997
Senior First Place Winner, Classic Car Club of America – 2003
Completed the 1st Annual Pebble Beach Motoring Classic - 2005