1925 Rolls-Royce 20 H.P.

Barrel-Sided Open Tourer by Rippon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1925
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

COYS Auction - 'The Jaguar Legend'
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm
Registration Number: WU 5555 Chassis Number: GCK19
In the years of the depression immediately after the First World War it was inevitable that there would be a drop in demand for luxury cars at the top end of the market. Rolls-Royce knew it could not rely purely on such prestige models as its Silver Ghost for survival and thus decided to produce a smaller and more affordable model. The resultant 20HP was indeed considerably smaller than its previous cars and was powered by an all-new six cylinder engine of 3,127cc mated to a three-speed transmission with centrally mounted gear lever. This sturdy chassis was leaf-sprung at both ends while brakes were fitted to the rear axle only, on which the centrally-mounted handbrake also operated.
Introduced in 1922, and quickly nick-named the Baby Rolls, the 20HP was warmly received and soon became a popular model. Coachwor