1924 Rolls-Royce 20hp Barker Cabriolet GA71
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Last update: 09.12.2014
Car location: Bethesda, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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|Model:||1924 Rolls-Royce 20hp Barker Cabriolet GA71|
|Drive side:||Right-hand drive|
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Chassis No. GA71. Reg No. XR 7663. £59. 00.
Snippets: Silversmiths. WWI Ace & a Dragon: Delivered to William Massey Birks in 1925 – the year that the family firm “Henry Birks & Son Silversmiths. Jewellers & Cutlers” (the “Tiffany's of Canada”) opened their first London branch on Regent St. William M. Birks was an early motoring enthusiast - at his summer estate he had a 7 car garage which was full! The firm was founded by his father Henry Birks in 1878 (Montreal) & by 1893 William & his brother John & Gerald were partners in the firm alongside their father. The Birks names has been associated with Silver-smithing since the 1500s with Richard Birks & in the 1600s with William Birks – William's unusual trade mark was a tobacco pipe which he applied to the blades of his Sterling work! By various mergers (business & marriage) Henry Birks are today known as Birks & Mayors; they were the official suppliers of Jewellery for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. During WWI William's son Gerald Alfred Birks served with the RFC & was credited with the downing of 12 enemy aircraft. he was awarded the Military Cross & Bar & by August 1918 was invalided out of the FRC as a result of war wounds. William's eldest son Henry Gifford Birks enlisted in the Canadian Infantry & was discharged in 1917 after spending 10months in the trenches. In 1934 HRH Prince of Wales honoured Birks with a Royal Warrant of Appointment and in 1998 they won the Diamonds International Awards for “La Plume de Cyrano” – a feather brooch with 348 diamonds with a weight of 37. 53 carats designed by Annick Lucier. The next recorded name on the Chassis Cards is that of M. A. Storer a resident of Sherwood. Nottingham; the area is famous for the fabulous “Dragon of Wantley” & of course Robin Hood & His Merry Men.
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