1929 Rolls-Royce 20/25 H.P.

Transformable

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1929
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Embassy Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Hall 3, Stand 1.02
Essen
Germany
Saturday 4th April 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Tel: +49 (0) 201 5233 1011/1012 Fax: +49 (0) 201 5233 1251
Viewing:
2nd April from 10.00 - 18.00
3rd April from 10.00 - 19.00
4th April from 09.00 until start of sale
Collectors Auction at 14.00
Motorcars Auction 15.30
This is a remarkable example of the early 20/25, with a magnificent body of an ingenious design known as a ‘Transformable’, an early form of detachable hardtop. The whole of the sedanca or town car top is removed by unfastening just four bolts and the landau irons, leaving the car as a completely open tourer. Howard ‘Dutch’ Darrin was one of the greatest of all car designers, and made some of the most beautiful luxury cars of all, but what is less well-known is that he was responsible for some remarkable technical advances too. In the late 1920s he was in Paris running one of the finest of all bodywork makers, known as Hibbard and