It was convertible Rolls-Royce season down in Florida last weekend!
Three exceptional pre-war Rollers were in proud residence, with both soft-tops bringing in far more cash than the single hardtop: the 1929 Phantom I Newmarket.
All are exceptionally-desirable, but clearly some more than others.
Results for the cars featured here are included with headers noting which is which.
The real star of the show was the Henley Roadster, but the 1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Three-Position Drophead Coupe has many merits of its own. One quick one? This was the firm’s official 1933 Paris auto show car. A running, bespoke concept for just $192,000!
Such a deal! This is less than half the price of the current Phantom DC, it is worth noting.
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley Roadster — Sold for $1.43M
Details c/o Gooding & Company
One of the All-Time Great Rolls-Royce
Exceptionally Sporting Brewster Coachwork
One of Only Eight Henley Roadsters Built
Genuine Example with Original Chassis, Engine, and Coachwork
Displayed at the Henry Ford Museum for Decades
Restored by Stone Barn Restorations of Vienna, New Jersey
Displayed at the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Best in Class at the 2005 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
A Very Rare and Important Example of the Marque
Technical Specs c/o Gooding & Company
7,668 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
130 BHP at 3,000 RPM
4-Speed Synchromesh Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Drum Brakes
Front and Rear Suspension by Solid Axles and Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
1929 Phantom I Newmarket — Sold For $154,000
1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Three-Position Drophead Coupe — Sold For $192,000
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