1929 Rolls-Royce 20/25 H.P.

Transformable Coachwork by Hibbard & Darrin

Summary

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

Description

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