Rolls Royce Phantom II 1929 61XJ

Manufacturer:Rolls Royce
Model:Phantom II
Year of Manufacture:1929
Chassis No.:61XJ
Coachwork:H J Mulliner Weymann
Body Style:?

61XJ was finished Friday 18th June 2004 and then driven on Saturday to Boughton House for the Annual RREC Rally (and part of the Rolls-Royce centenary celebrations). The car looked magnificent and we had great fun entertaining a constant stream of enthusiasts and admirers. We talked ourselves hoarse!

The car's owner, Bill Borchert Larson, seen relaxing at the rally on the left, was absolutely delighted that so many people were so enthusiastic about his beautiful car and the exceptional quality of its restoration.

61XJ's previous owner (of 15 years) was with us when the awards were given, he told us that he had been apprehensive about seeing the car again, especially after a complete rebuild, but that had been overwhelmed when he saw it and completely overwhelmed when it won.

All in all a fabulous weekend and an uneventful but enjoyable return journey.

Alpine Eagle has completely rebuilt 61 XJ to show winning condition in ten months. Other cars can take a little longer because they may also need repairs to the wood frame and or a new aluminium skin so, if you have a car that needs restoring to the highest possible standard and without and inordinate delay, then please get in touch, we would love to help you.
This most interesting Art Deco car has been completely dismantled and rebuilt retaining as much of its patina as is consistent with total reliability. Our customer is a regular on the international rally scene and will require to do tremendous mileages in it.

The Weymann body is one of the most significant developments of the vintage era, it was so comfortable and quiet after a tourer but not plagued by squeaks and rattles that dogged the all aluminium saloons of that era, it was also lighter and faster. 61XJ ranks as a most sporting incarnation of this type of body, having only four lights, no provision for luggage and two, rear mounted spare wheels.

The owner at the time,  Bill Borchert Larsen, deserves great credit for having this car rebuilt faithfully to its original specification. It is a model that is often overlooked yet vitally important historically. Bill has also had Motor Historica research the car's history and short resume appears below.

Work is nearing completion and it is hoped that the car will appear at this year's National Rally where we would be delighted to meet those interested and show them the car.