1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
photo © Vintage Car Collection museum
photo © MGM/UA Entertainment Company, United International Pictures, EON
Kamal Khan (Louis Jordan) arrives in the black Rolls-Royce Phantom II in Octopussy
photo © MGM/UA Entertainment Company, United International Pictures, EON

In the movie Octopussy (1983), villain Kamal Khan (Louis Jordan) drives a black Rolls-Royce Phantom II. This 1934 Phantom II, chassis number 181 RY, engine number TT 65, was and still is owned by the Maharaja of Udaipur (where the movie was filmed).

In the movie the licence plate reads KAM 1. The real licence plate is RSY 1.

The Rolls is still in immaculate condition and has undergone restoration work including rewiring and clutch related work. The task of complete rewiring was an immense challenge for all concerned and involved procuring original wires with specific colour coding and working precisely to a diagram obtained from Rolls-Royce in the UK. The wiring featuring a special cotton coating was obtained from Hoffman's of Henley, in the UK who also provided the technical support for the renovation work. The Phantom II has a chassis lubrication system operated by a foot pump inside the car so the driver can lubricate the chassis as it is driven the car.

A YouTube video showing the Rolls being moved for restoration:

The car has been restored and can be seen in the Vintage Car Collection museum in Udaipur.

Product Code: 
au058

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