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Rolls Royce Phantom II (1929 - 1936)
 


 

The Rolls-Royce Phantom II was the last of the great six cylinder cars whose development from first draft to completion had entirely been supervised by F. Henry Royce himself. Incorporating radical design changes from its predecessor, the Phantom I, the new car took the company into the new decade. When launched in 1929 it impressed in surpassing in every facet of design excellence and manufacturing technique even the Silver Ghost. The engine and gearbox were in unit construction. The rear springs were now underslung, replacing the previously used cantilever suspension thus enhancing to mount most elegant bodies of lower overall appearance. The front axle had been designed to provide ultimate stability in braking at speed. As a more sporty version to be fitted with particularly light coachwork the Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental distinguished itself from the basic model. 1680 Phamtom IIs were built.

Wheelbase 3658 mm 144 in  
Track front 1524 mm 60 in  
rear 1867 mm 73.5 in  
Length 5588 mm 220 in  
Width 1524 mm 60 in  
engine
Manufacturer Rolls-Royce
Type S-6
OHV
12 valves total
2 valves per cylinder
Main bearings 7
Bore stroke 108.00mm 140.00mm
4.25 in 5.51 in
Bore/Stroke ratio 0.77
Displacement 7668 cc
(467.93 cu in)
Unitary capacity 1278 cc/cylinder
Compression ratio 5.28:1
Fuel system 1 R-R carb
Aspiration Normal
Max. output 121.7 PS (120.0 bhp) (89.5 kW)
@3000 rpm
Coolant Water
Specific output 15.6 bhp/litre
0.26 bhp/cu in
0-50mph (80 km/h) 14.50s
Top speed 135 km/h
chassis
Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Steering worm & nut
Suspension Front LA.SE.
Rear LA.SE.
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Transmission 4M
Drive RWD
Top gear ratio 1.00