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Lot 046

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville by Barker

  • Chassis no. 133WJ

Sold for kr. 1,344,000

This lot will be sold with the following documents: UK Registration Certificate

Chassis 133WJ is paired with a Sedanca de Ville body and a special dashboard with raised grille and bonnet to match. It was delivered new on 24 February 1930 to the Rt. Honourable Lord Louis Mountbatten, a British statesman, Naval officer, and an uncle to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

As presented, it exhibits only minor flaws: some bubbling around the bonnet hinge and slight settling of the driver’s door. The brightwork is generally good, except for some pitting on the Marchal headlamps. The upholstery is all in good condition, and the undercarriage is sound, but the engine compartment could use detailing. It is also fitted with twin pillar-mounted spot lamps.

Understated in grey and black, it bears British registration LM3698, clearly a cherished number since its issue predates the car’s manufacture. Body-colour wheel discs compliment the formal appearance, although lacking on the side-mount spares. Not shy of appearance as is, it would benefit from either minor detailing or a complete restoration.

Chassis 133WJ er parret med en Sedanca de Ville karosseri og et særligt instrumentbræt med matchende hævet kølergrill og motorhjelm. Den blev leveret som ny den 24. februar 1930 til Lord Louis Mountbatten , britisk statsmand, flådeofficer og onkel til Prins Philip, Duke of Edinburg.

Som den fremstår, udviser den kun mindre fejl: enkelte bobler rundt om motorhjelmens hængsel og let sætning af førerdøren. De polerede dele er generelt i god stand, bortset fra noget tæring på Marchal forlygterne. Polstringen er i god stand, og understellet er godt, men motorrummet kunne bruge en gennemgang. Bilen er endvidere udstyret med to søjle-monterede spotlamper.

Diskret fremstående i grå og sort, bærer bilen den britiske registrering LM3698, klart et skattet nummer, da dens udstedelse går forud for bilens fremstilling. Matchende hjuldiske komplimenterer det formelle udseende, men mangler på de side-monterede reservehjul. Elegant udseende som den er, ville den også kunne drage fordel enten af en mindre gennemgang eller en komplet restaurering.

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