thecarnut.typepad.com > DESERT CLASSIC CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE 2008

1932 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL (rear)

1932 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL (rear)

Palm Springs, CA

Back end of the car which took third-place honors in a European classic class. Rolls-Royce's use of names such as "Phantom", "Ghost", "Wraith" and other similar titles refers to the silence of its engines, and it was stated in advertising for the car (and the ads were only in the best of taste, naturally) that one could not hear a Rolls engine doing its job from even a foot, or less, away. One Rolls-Royce point of trivia: Until recently, the size of parking spaces in London were sized so that a Rolls-Royce could easily fit into any of them. Those spots today could hold, probably, three Minis.

Previous | Main | Next