This 1:8 scale model of a Rolls-Royce Phantom II was made by the Pocher firm in Italy. It represents a 1932 'Sedanca Coupe' with a folding roof. Pocher models were supplied as unassembled kits with a mixture of plastic, steel and brass components.

The Phantom II was developed at the Rolls Royce works in Nightingale Road, Derby, UK in 1927-29 and bore little resemblance to the Phantom I. The 1929 Phantom II had a new chassis design and a 7,668 c.c six-cylinder engine with a revised lubrication system. In common with many luxury vehicles at this time the bodywork was hand-made to a customer's individual order by a coachbuilding firm. In Melbourne, the firm of Martin & King built bodies for Rolls-Royce cars as well as other prestige vehicles. Wealthy individuals such as C.N. McKay in Toorak, Melbourne owned a Phantom II. The Phantom II also attracted celebrity owners such as Charlie Chaplin, Sir Malcolm Campbell, Noel Coward and the Prince of Wales. A total of 1,767 Phantom II's were built between 1929 and 1935 when it was succeeded by the Phantom III.

This model was purchased by the Museum in 1972.

Physical Description

Model of a grey and black car made from metal and plastic. The car has moveable parts, including the side doors, wheels and bonnet. When open, the engine and other inner mechanics of the car can be seen.

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