'Phantom' was the term used for all the full-sized luxury cars produced by Rolls-Royce in the 1920’s. The Phantom II model that was produced during the years 1929-1936 was the last of the 40/50 hp series of models from the Rolls-Royce stable.
This super-sized car having a 7.7-litre 6-cylinder engine under the bonnet was provided with a 4-speed manual transmission. Of the nearly 1300 produced, many of the chassis were handed over to bespoke coachbuilders such as Gurney Nutting & Co, Hooper and even one that was supplied to the distant USA to Brewster & Co.
One of the chassis #179 XJ was handed over to another bespoke coachbuilder Barker & Co. who built coaches for the British Royal family. The order to produce a unique body was on the instruction of a senior executive who worked for the then world-famous firm, the American Radiator Company. Andre Mertzanoff instructed Barker & Co. to produce one rare piece and so this car with curved front fenders, forward sweeping rear fenders and ending with a highly polished wooden planked filled rear deck as the bow of a boat was built.
For some reason, Mertzanoff could not take the delivery of this Boattail car and so this was sold to Barker & Co’s regular client Maharaja Gulab Singh of Rewa (in today’s Madhya Pradesh) who retained the car for several years.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- Only 408 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||8.5 x 4.5 x 3.5|