1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 H.P.

Park Ward Sports Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1930
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Maroon
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th March 2009
Registration Number: BF 4772 Chassis Number: GTR30
By the late 1920s the trend for ever-heavier coachwork on the Rolls-Royce 20 HP had inevitably had a detrimental effect on performance. Rolls-Royce’s solution was to increase the comparatively small six cylinder engine’s capacity from just over three litres to 3,699cc which, together with a stronger crankshaft allowing increased rpm, raised its output to 25hp. The 20/25 became the most popular of all pre-war Rolls-Royces. This was with good reason the increased engine size over its predecessors provided the refined motoring expected of this period. It is still considered a delight to drive and remains a favourite among collectors.
Contemporary road tests commented on the exquisite precision of all the controls, one saying that the car behaved so beautifully that it was diff