1937 Rolls Royce 25/30 Hooper Limousine with £110K restoration.
Sale price: £75,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 29.04.2014
Car location: GRAYS, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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1937 Rolls Royce 25/30 Hooper Limousine with £110K restoration. for sale
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Chassis no. GGM22
Engine no. L25S
This is a concours car in as new condition. You have to see the car to believe how good it is & how close to new. The car has covered less then 3000 miles since her restoration; just nicely run in!
It was originally run for many many years by the first owners on the log book who were a firm of funeral directors & used her to follow a Phantom II hearse. Over 20 years ago it was acquired by the second recorded owner who was a fastidious collector. He embarked upon a lavish restoration program of the car to bring her back to "As new" Specification. We have a massive history file attesting to this with close to 100 pages of bills & detailed documented descriptions of all that has been done.
Mechanically the car is in incredible condition & drives like a new machine. The engine rebuild alone cost £46. 00. 00 & was done by noted marque specialists A & S Engineering. The engine is silent & starts first time every time. The oil pressure initially reads off the clock. but settles down to well over 30Lbs which is above manufacturers specification of 25lbs. The water never goes above 70 degrees. It drirves with the kind of silence & precision that Rolls Royce cars are justly famous for. The suspension was completely rebuilt as were the clutch. brakes. starter. dynamo. etc etc etc. The list of things done is incredible & may only be fully appreciated by taking a couple of hours to read through the restoration folder.
The paint work is in a delightful two tone cream colour scheme with a period hand applied red pin strip to accent it. The paint work is FLAWLESS & of the highest standard I have ever seen. It was again done at the eye watering expense of £28. 00 by marque specialists. At the same time New ash framing was fabricated to the correct hooper patterns & grafted into the doors to replace the old woodwork. As a result the doors have perfect alignment & shut perfectly with a satisfying thunk. exhibiting none of the drooping so common on these older vehicles.
All the bright work has been re-chromed including the headlamps. horns. door handles etc etc etc. 5 brand new tyres are fitted & the car has the correct rattle free wheel discs also painted to colour. After painting the car was wax waxoyld underneath several times to keep it in perfect order even in the parts not readily accessible.
The interior has new deep vermillion carpets to the front & rear. The front seats are to the correct Hooper form & are covered in thick sumptuous burgundy connoly leather & again are in as new condition as they have hardly been sat on. Likewise to the rear the seats are trimmed in "as new" buff connoly leather as are the two fold out occasional seats that have never been sat in. It is is equipped to the rear with a large period motoring trunk. also re-trimmed to as new condition. To the inside is a power operated division controlled by dual buttons to either side of the rear seat. The interior woodwork was all removed. stripped. sanded & re-lacquered to a high standard. The burl walnut is highly figured & a beautiful thing to behold.
The car was of course completely rewired with modern copper wire in a period linen covering. Thus all the interior lights work perfectly as do all other ancillary items. The twin horns have a lovely mellow tone to them. Dash Interior lights work perfectly etc etc.
My description of the car cannot begin to sum up the incredible experience that comes from actually driving her. Only a very very few lucky people will ever have the pleasure of owning & driving a vintage car which is better then new. It is of a standard where it would fit well in any collection. or just to be garaged & kept for memorable runs on high days & holidays. This is an opportunity to own an incredible Rolls Royce with none of the reliability issues of older more neglected cars & needing absolutely no expenditure on her whatsoever. It will make an excellent long term appreciating investment.
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Office 01442 236711
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Adi 07853 226940
We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :
9 Globe Industrial Estate. br/>Grays. Essex. RM17 6ST
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