1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Barker Landaulette GXM15
Sale price: £45,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 12.03.2014
Car location: Bethesda, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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|Model:||25/30 Barker Landaulette GXM15|
|Drive side:||Right-hand drive|
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1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Barker Landaulette GXM15 for sale
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Chassis No. GXM15. Reg No. VS 3298. £45. 00.
Snippets – Rubber. Tea. Shipping & Steel Tycoons.
Robert Alexander Alston (first owner of GXM15) was a member of the industrious Alston & Steel family who had commercial interests in Ceylon. India. Burma. Australia & of course Scotland. These diverse business interests comprised of Glasgow & Greenock Shipping Co. (James Steel 1792/1858). Bank of Bengal. Engineering in Melbourne (William Heron Steel). Tea Plantations – Chundeecherra. Endogram. Looksan. Nedeem. Rangajaun. (Alston family). Kelantan Rubber Estates (Matthew Hill Alston died 1937). The agent for the eastern concerns was Octavius Steel & Co which had been founded by Octavius Steel in 1876 and is still in existence today. Robert Alexander Alston died in June 1962 leaving an estate of some £260. 00 of which he bequeathed £23. 00 to local & international charities – including Quarrier's Consumptive Sanatorium; St Andrew's Colonial Homes in Kalimpong. India & Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society (Female Branch). There is a record of a Miss Marion (Mary Ann) Cameron Carmichael of the same address of Marshill. Finnart St in Greenock who passed away leaving an estate in excess of £500. 00. 00; perhaps there is a family connection to be discovered.
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