The car is a 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II long wheel base limousine built for Turner Layton. He was a US born African-American composer, songwriter and singer who wrote the music for such well known tunes as "Way down Yonder in New Orleans" and "After you've gone." Layton moved from the US to London in the late 1920s and became very popular. Then, at the peak of his celebrity he commissioned the Carlton Carriage Company to build this limousine body and install it on a Rolls-Royce Chassis. Unusual for those times was the rear upholstery material which is ostrich and the running boards which are step plate. In the day, it must have attracted lots of attention.