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1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II Sedanca Coupe 1:8 scale model

1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II Sedanca Coupe 1:8 scale model

  • 1/8 scale model of a 1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II  Sedanca Coupe
  • Built from a Pocher / Rivarossi K72 kit dating from the 1970’s
  • The kit contained 2,199 individual parts made from metal, plastic, wood and leather
  • The model has a number of upgrades including the whitewall tyres, real leather upholstery and lighting for the interior and headlights and is correct in every detail with working suspension, steering, brakes, etc
  • Please scroll down the page  to see the bidding and to read a full description for this lot

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This superb model was built in 2012 by a injured professional sports player as part of his therapy whilst adjusting to his new way of life.

The model, which is to 1/8 scale, is of a 1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II  Sedanca Coupe has been built from  a Pocher Rivarossi K72 original series kit dating from the 1970’s.  The original cost of the kit was £250 which equates to roughly £2000 today.

The kit contained 2,199 individual parts made from metal, plastic, wood and leather.  The model was notoriously difficult to build in that every single part required careful rework and fettling to make it successfully.  It took many hundreds if not thousands of hours to complete the build.

As planetdiecast.com say of the Pocher kit for this model: “The astonishing Rolls consists of 2199 parts, of which 454 in high resistance plastic, 1059 in brass, 430 in stainless steel, 256 in various materials. The wealth of detail and the mechanical functions are impressive. 

It can be said that the whole car was reproduced in minute detail: fully functioning steering and suspension, pedal brake operating on the four wheels and hand-brake on the rear wheels, working electrical headlights operated from the dashboard, the drive train complete with connecting rods and pistons, repeats all the movements of the real thing when the starter crank is turned by hand and with belts and gears puts in motion the radiator fan, the dynamo and the magnet.”

The model has a number of upgrades including the whitewall tyres, real leather upholstery and lighting for the interior and headlights and is correct in every detail with working suspension, steering, brakes, etc.

The only two faults noted in the build are:

  • the rev counter has been installed upside down and
  • the chrome trim on the right hand side of the car does not fit correctly.

The model also includes a custom dust proof display case which has an illuminated mirror used to view the underside of the car.

The vendor  purchased the car in 2013 as a display for his office at work.  However, he has recently retired and have brought it home.  Unfortunately his “better half “has taken a dislike to it because ‘it makes the house look like a museum’.  Much against his better judgement he needs to find it a new home where it’ll be cherished as much as it has been for the last 9 years.

How to value this…?  On the rare occasions that complete and unopened kits sell on specialist sites, they are selling for upwards of £1500.  Partly built models start at £500 and decent ones run around £600-1000.  Exceptionally, one nearly as good as this sold at £1,500 at Bonhams in the US.   Our vendor has been far more realistic with his reserve

Please note that the model is very fragile and will therefore obviously need careful transportation to avoid damage.

Collection is from Macclesfield in Cheshire 

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
j******************m £300.00 2022-03-12 13:34:28
d**********s £200.00 2022-03-02 18:02:08
Start auction £200.00 01/03/2022 5:00 PM

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