1932 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Hooper Limousine GMU54
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Car location: Bethesda, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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|Model:||1932 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Hooper Limousine GMU54|
|Drive side:||Right-hand drive|
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1932 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Hooper Limousine GMU54 for sale
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Chassis No. GMU54. Reg No. YY 3691. £37. 00.
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James Cecil Lilley (1878/1948) was the great-grandson of Thomas Lilley. founder of Lilley & Skinner who had the reputation of “providers of everything needed by the enterprising shoe dealer”. In 1881 James's grandfather (also Thomas) took his brother-in-law W. B. Skinner into partnership & renamed the company. In 1908 William's son George was granted the patent for a Carburettor with a collapsible chamber & fuel needle valve – known these days as the SU Carb. James Lilley was one of 11 children - 6 boys & 5 girls but he himself only had one son – James Gilbert Lilley. who was nicknamed “Dane Chandos” – Dane due to his blond good looks & Chandos of a boarding house at Stowe School. He wrote several books under this name & under the name of “Bruce Buckingham”. During the 1930s James Gilbert Lilley lived in Ajijic on the shore of Lake Chapala in Mexico where he built a house with Nigel Millet. they wrote “Village in the Sun” about their life in Ajijic. After Nigel's death (1946) Lilley collaborated with another Englishman - Anthony Stansfeld and published “House in the Sun”. After the death of James C. Lilley GMU54 spent time with Pargetter Funeral Company as a funeral car and in the early 1960s was with her 3rd owner Dr. Sidney Michaelson a specialist in fields of Mathematics & Computer Technology at the Imperial College. 1963 the Dr & his family. including GMU54 moved from London to Edinburgh University where he created a computer unit and is known to this day as the “Founding Father” of computing at Edinburgh University.
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Peter W Beale, dated 26 july 2017
Dear Sir Madam, Is it possible to have permission to copy this photograph and make a Print. In the 1960s I went with a previous owner Professor Sydney Michaelson to purchase
this Rolls Royce & I drove it back from Nr Birmingham on the then recently opened M1.
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