1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 H.P.Three Position Drophead by Mulliner
Year of manufacture1934
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourGrey/Bluw
Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: €80,000 - €110,000
Registration Number: UK Registered
Chassis Number: GWE56
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 as it had an increased engine size over its predecessors which provided the refined motoring expected of this period. It is still considered a delight to drive and remains a favorite among collectors.
Contemporary road tests commented on the exquisite precision of all the controls, one saying that the car behaved so beautifully