Tuesday, 31 May 2016


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The Real Car Co Ltd, Coed y Parc,Bethesda,Gwynedd,LL57 4YS


A very rare, short wheelbase Phantom II, with a handsome, well proportioned saloon body, attractive from all angles, and with P100 headlamps, trumpet horns, twin side-mounted spare wheels and rear-mounted trunk. The car is in good mechanical condition, driving very nicely, and cruises comfortably, thanks to the overdrive, fitted in recent years. A proper, vintage touring car, very appealing, unusual and sensibly priced.

  • Chassis No. 167XJ
  • Reg No. GF 8793

Snippets: The Philipsons
The first owner of 167XJ was Oliphant James Philipson whose family members are fascinating – his grandfather was Hilton Philipson 1832/1904 who made his money in law, coal & shipping amongst his descendants are his sons Ralph Hilton Philipson (1861/1928) whose 1st wife was Florence Woodward a Californian heiress (died 1914) & 2nd wife was Baroness Maya de Knoop - widow of a wealthy Russian; Hylton “Punch” Philipson (1866/1935) owner of Stobo Castle and a cricketer of international standard; grandsons Hilton Philipson (1892/1941) MP whose wife Mabel was an actress & widow of Thomas Stanley Rhodes (nephew of Cecil Rhodes); Max Woosnam (1892/1965 & cousin to Oliphant) perhaps the greatest all round sportsman of the 20th Century – snooker player, international footballer (England), cricketer, tennis player (Olympic Gold), golfer & shooter (Bisley)! Hylton Murray (1902/34 brother of Oliphant) who was gifted Stobo Castle by his father but died in 1934 the year before Hylton Philipson Snr. In 1930 Oliphant James Philipson married Yvonne Gabrielle Kreglinger whose family started business in 1797 as woollen merchants and today their diverse business interests incorporate vineyards (Australia), furs & wools (Russia), chemicals, shipping (Belgium), refrigeration (Brazil). The marriage did not last and in 1944 Oliphant Philipson was granted a divorce from Yvonne on the ground of her adultery with a Mr Allan Lund, Oliphant later remarried but apart from Yvonne entering Brazil in 1954 little is known of her destiny. Oliphant’s private homes included East Layton Hall at Richmond; Tanyard Manor at Sharpthorne and Scarcroft Lodge, Thorner. Later owners of 167XJ include Miss B Robb of Totteridge and a Herbert R. Green of London.

Contact Ian or Ray as follows:
E Mail: mail@realcar.co.uk or use the Contact Form below.
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