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1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Two Seat Tourer

Sale price: £23,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 14.11.2013

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Model: 20/25 Two Seat Tourer
Year: 1930
Type: Sports/Convertible
Mileage: 13,040
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Two Seat Tourer for sale

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  •  1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Two Seat Tourer

For sale by auction on Saturday 30 November 2013 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Rolls-Royce 20/25 was built between 1929 and 1936 and
succeeded the 20hp as Rolls-Royce's 'small car'. It was intended to
appeal to owner drivers but many were sold to customers with
chauffeurs. The in-line six cylinder overhead valve engine was
similar to that used in the 20hp but was enlarged to 3699cc by
increasing the bore from 76mm to 82mm with the stroke remaining at
114mm. A single Rolls-Royce carburettor was used and both coil and
magneto ignitions were fitted. The four speed gearbox was mounted
'in unit' with the engine and a traditional righthand change used.
Synchromesh was fitted to third and top gears from 1932. The famous
Rolls-Royce radiator with triangular top was used with vertical
louvres. the angle of which could be adjusted to control engine
cooling. To begin with. the radiator shutters were operated
manually via a lever on the dash with later cars fitted with
automatic control via a thermostat. The larger engine allowed the
top speed to increase too. but many owners had large limousine
bodies fitted to the chassis with the predictable decline in
performance.

Chassis GSR50 was dispatched from the Rolls-Royce factory in
July 1930 and was sent to Carrosserie Janssen of Paris to have a
Sedanca de Ville body made and fitted. On completion the
20/25 went with the new owner. Sr. Juan Pardo to his new home in
Spain. In 1937. just before the Spanish civil war. Sr. Pardo came
to London. bringing the car with him. In January 1940 the 20/25 was
registered to John Patterson in Paisley. Scotland for the Ministry
of Transport who had the body removed and a hearse body by Alpe
& Saunders Ltd. fitted. The next owner was registered in 1952. br/>Mr. James Weir of Glasgow and then Mr. James Hugh in 1956. The last
known owner before the car was taken off the road in 1967 was Mr.
Thomas Crawley who purchased it in 1961. The vendor purchased the
complete rolling chassis in 2010 from Alan Brown who had acquired
it in the mid 1970's as a restoration project. Since the purchase
the car has had the required restoration to put the car back on the
road including an engine rebuild. a rewire and an overdrive unit
fitted for the long continental tours that he did. The inspiration
for the body came from the 1911 Silver Ghost 'The Sluggard' which
in its streamline form reached 101mph at Brooklands. The body on
the 20/25 has been made the same way as WWI planes; fabric-covered
ash frame with dope to stretch the cloth. The owner has used the
car regularly and completed a 1000 mile tour of France in it last
year. This Rolls-Royce 20/25 is supplied with a V5C registration
document and a file which contains all the old UK log books. br/>photographs of the chassis when purchased. copies of the chassis
cards and information regarding work that has been carried out.

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