Revell 1/16 scale 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental

 

1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental

  • length: 34.5cm
  • parts: 179
  • scale: 1/16
  • build time: 100+hours

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The Rolls-Royce Continental

Rolls-Royce’s “single model” policy had proved an outstanding success for the company, but by the early 1920s it had become necessary to replace the elegant but ageing Silver Ghost chassis. It was no easy task, but the new model which made its debut in 1925 was a more than worthy successor, and it brought Rolls-Royce into the modern mid-twenties era of motoring. Nevertheless, the design philosophy of the marque remained careful evolution rather than revolutionary gadgetry.


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During the development of the Phantom II, the majority of the long distance testing was carried out on the long straight roads surrounding Chateauroux in France. This fact and Mr. Henry Royce’s many journeys between the South of England and the South of France no doubt opened his eyes to the type of motoring not available upon England’s narrow and windy roads.

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With long distance high-speed motoring in mind, the Phantom II Continental chassis was created, the project being personally overseen by Henry Royce with assistance from Ivan Evernden.

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