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1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Kellner Cabriolet

Georges Kellner began making carriages in Paris in 1861. His sons, Paul and George Jr., joined their father’s enterprise in 1890. Thirteen years later, the Kellners began producing bodies for motorcars.

George Jr. eventually took over and his son, Jacques, joined him in 1924 and led the company to new heights by doing coachwork only for the most prestigious chassis from Bentley, Bugatti, Hispano-Suiza, and Rolls-Royce.

Unlike many coachbuilders, Kellner survived the Great Depression. However, Jacques was arrested and killed by the Nazis. The company died with him in 1942.