1930 Rolls Royce PII 40-50 by Carlton. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEO
- Make: Rolls-Royce
- Model: Phantom
- SubModel: II 40-50 by Carlton. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEO
- Type: Limousine
- Trim: II 40-50 by Carlton. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEO
- Year: 1930
- Mileage: 69470
- VIN: SP55
- Color: Gray
- Engine size: 468 CI 6 cylinder. 40-50 HP
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black/Tan
- Drive side: Right-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 40-50 by Carlton. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEOPLEASE SEE FULL ITEM DESCRIPTION FOR DETAILS AND PHOTOS. 1930 Rolls Royce PII 40-50 by Carlton. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEO 1930 Rolls Royce PII 40-50 by Carlton. AMAZING ORIGINAL! See VIDEO
Click image to enlargeDescription 1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II 40-50 Limousine by Carlton.
Located in PORTLAND, OREGON.
This 1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II 40-50 was ordered October 29, 1929 by renowned African-American pianist, singer and songwriter, Turner Layton.
Layton wrote such Tin Pan Alley hits as "After You've Gone", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "Southland", and music for four editions of the Ziegfeld Follies in the early 1920's. Looking to expand his career, he moved to England and in 1924 teamed with tenor, Clarence Johnstone. "Turner and Johnstone" became headliners of European cabaret, theater and radio. Their recordings made for Columbia Records sold an estimated 10 million copies during those years. Layton was a bonafide star when he purchased this Rolls. Original purchase price was 1,577 British Pounds (equivalent to $130,000 today.)
Custom limousine coachwork was built on the massive 150" wheelbase 40-50 chassis #49GN. Carlton Carriage Co. of London designed a rakish body, with separate fenders and step plates in lieu of full-length running boards. Together with the louvered sill panels, it gives the large car a very sporty look. The driver's compartment is finished in black leather. The rear compartment is flamboyantly finished in ostrich leather. As Prohibition was not in effect in England, a bar was added just below the division window. When delivered on March 29, 1930, the Rolls was a masterpiece of luxury. A photo of Layton with this car was featured in The Autocar magazine in August of 1930.
Turner Layton enjoyed the Rolls throughout the 1930's and 40's. He retired in 1946 and passed away in London in 1978. Sometime in the 1950's he sold his beloved Rolls Royce in original condition and it was acquired by British automobile broker, C.P. Brooks. He sold it to Dr. G.B. Wood of Corvallis, Oregon. In 1959, Dr. Wood sold the car to Burton and Beverlee Smith of Portland, Oregon. For the next 59 years, the Smith family enjoyed the car for family outings, tours with the local RollsRoyce Owners' Club and Classic Car Club, and showing it at concours events. Through the years it has been serviced regularly and always maintained properly.
Today, this Rolls remains in original condition throughout. The odometer shows just 69,470 miles since new, which is believed to be completely accurate. It is remarkably preserved, with only normal wear shown on the surfaces inside and out, corroborating the low, original mileage. It is accident and damage free, with no rust anywhere. Mechanically, it is excellent. The original 40-50 6 cylinder engine #SP55 runs beautifully. Plenty of power. Shifts smoothly. The car recently received a full tune-up and runs starts and drives and stops as would be expected of the world's finest motorcar. New Michelin tires were just fitted and the car is ready for the road.
This Rolls offers a rare opportunity to acquire an original custom coachwork Phantom II on the long-wheelbase 40-50 chassis, with a celebrity history and long-term ownership by a knowledgeable collector who preserved the car correctly for nearly 60 years. It comes with a box filled with documents and history from new, as well as manuals and service information.
A reserve has been placed on this automobile in keeping with its rarity, originality and condition. Please bid accordingly.
WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BUYERS WORLDWIDE AND CAN ASSIST WITH SHIPPING ANYWHERE.
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TO VIEW THE VIDEO HISTORY AND TOUR, go to: https://youtu.be/69pbeiv7MSI
Click on photos below to enlarge detail. Payment We gladly sell to buyers WORLDWIDE. Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you. Shipping Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland, Oregon area (Northwest coast of the U.S. between Seattle and San Francisco) with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but the description is based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold "as-is" with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. Mileage of vehicles over 10 years old is considered "exempt" by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms. About Us
Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I personally inspect each vehicle. I take the photographs and videos personally. It allows me to represent the vehicle accurately and answer any questions you may have about it. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. State of Oregon Dealer #DA4114. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Thank you - David CharvetContact Us You may e-mail by asking a question through the eBay site, or call David Charvet at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time.
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