Pre-War Rolls-Royce Showcase — Phantom II Henley Roadster A Sweet, Smooth Operator — Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014

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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