1929 Rolls-Royce 20/25 H.P.

Transformable Coachwork by Hibbard & Darrin

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1929
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Black
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 4th December 2008

The 20HP Rolls-Royce had proved its worth by 1929, showing that a substantial market existed for a car with Rolls quality but more suitable for occasional use by an owner-driver. It had however achieved also an undeserved reputation for somewhat leisurely performance, mainly because owners insisted on over-bodying the chassis with heavy formal coachwork. The CompanyÕs response was to bring in a new model with an engine capacity increased by 20% to 3.7 litres and with refinements to brakes and suspension, and the new model, the 20/25 proved itself in the grand Marque tradition of quality, refinement and engineering excellence. GGP73 is from a very early chassis series from late 1929, still retaining the charming short radiator which gives a Vintage touch to the appearance.

The car was ordered in November 1929 thr