1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 H.P.

Gurney Nutting Coachwork

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1933
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White/Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This unique Gurney Nutting 20/25hp has the distinction of being commissioned and owned by none other than Jack Barclay, the legendary 'Bentley Boy' and arguably most famous automobile dealer in the world, certainly the most successful salesman of Rolls and Bentley marques from his hallowed premises in London.

More than just a car for his busy stock book, its fastidiously documented history includes fascinating correspondence with the last but one owner who had acquired it in 1964 from Sir Andrew MacTaggart, then chairman and driving force behind the engineering giant Balfour Beatty.

MacTaggart had acquired the car on November 11, 1935 at a time when the Balfour Beatty business was flourishing principally owing to George Balfour and his astute overseas expansion. It was right around this time that they were commissioned by King Faisal 1 to undertake one of their boldest projects yet, the construction of a power generating barrage across the Tigris River in Iraq