1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Thupp & Maberly Saloon with DivisionBeautifully Restored, Gorgeous Styling, Concours or Touring!
This is a gorgeous 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Saloon with Division by Thrupp & Maberly of London (160MS) that has been thoroughly restored and maintained and is perfect for touring or show. The design features its low profile raked windshield and close coupled passenger compartment, which look fantastic on this long wheelbase chassis. Having been restored as needed over the years and very well maintained and serviced, this Phantom II is ready to be enjoyed.
This Rolls was ordered on October 6, 1932, by Auto Auctions Ltd for William H. McAlpine and its chassis was completed and delivered to Thrupp & Maberly in London on December 22, 1932. Thrupp & Maberly was a highly respected coachbuilder advertising the fact that they were popular coachbuilders to the Royal Family. The Rolls was completed on February 23, 1933 and was delivered to McAlpine on June 2, 1933. The ownership history is quite complete and includes several notable owners including Colonel Sir Henry Ferryman Bowles, First Baronet, MP who was the first President of the Middlesex County Automobile Club.
By 1991 through 1994, 160MS was owned by Peter Vernon Kell of Surry. Mr. Kell commissioned a comprehensive restoration down to its bare chassis. In 2001, Mr. Kell commissioned Derek Skilton of East Sussex to re-trim the interior. The engine had a lower end engine rebuild, radiator restored, and the chassis re-wired in 2004 by the Rolls-Royce specialist at McKenzie Guppy Ltd in Dorset. By 2020, Mr. James Rice acquired the Phantom II from Vintage & Prestige Cars in Northampton, England and had it shipped to Beverly Hills, CA. Mr. Rice commissioned a top engine rebuild, new Llamar wheel discs and a new clutch installed in 2023. 160MS is now ready for touring or concours events.
The livery is in two tone Black and Burgundy that is in very good condition with excellent shine and luster. High use areas, such as near the hood and doors show some wear, but overall it is simply stunning. The Burgundy has a very slight luminescence that is only perceptible with direct sunlight, when it surprisingly comes to life. The chrome and stainless are in excellent condition. The polished Llamar wheel discs are new as are the new black walled Michelin tires. The everflex covered trunk is a fantastic look, making this elegant motorcar appear more as a sportscar. The distance from the windshield to the front of the iconic Rolls-Royce grill is about six feet, which is nearly the same length of the passenger compartment. The height of the center of the windshield is about 11 inches. These design proportions really hint towards a racy and sexy sports saloon. Thrupp & Maberly really got the design right.
The interior is in overall excellent condition with its soft and supple Burgundy pleated Leather for the chauffeurs compartment, complemented with Burgundy Wilton wool carpeting and gorgeous burl wood and straight grained wood. There is some milking in the finish of the wood only in the front door cap panels. The Burgundy leather front door panels feature a starburst design that is reminiscent of art deco. The dashboard has a beautiful display of instruments and switches, including a wonderful Bakelite cigar lighter. The rear passenger compartment features soft and supple Cream Leather pleated hides and cream silk headlining. The Burgundy Wilton wool carpeting is nearly as new. The wood in the rear compartment is nearly perfect as well and is simply stunning. 160MS also features beautiful grab handles and mirrored vanities with cigar lighters. The rear door panels are Cream leather and also feature the stunning starburst design.
The engine compartment is detailed for show and is fantastic, showing the incredible advances in engineering that Rolls-Royce had made by 1933. The venerable 7.7 liter (468 cid) pushrod-OHV straight six was a refined version of the New Phantom (PI) with a new crossflow cylinder head. Synchromesh had been added to third and fourth gears making for a much more refined driving experience. This engine and the cooling system have all been rebuilt and are in excellent condition. The massive weight and long wheelbase of 150 inches makes for a wonderful ride quality. This Rolls comes complete with four decades of restoration, service and maintenance receipts, historical documents, old registrations and more.
For more information and details, call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See our 172 photos and three videos on our website to learn more. This Phantom is available for viewing at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Thupp & Maberly Saloon with Division
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