1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 H.P.

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1934
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    GMD64
  • Engine number 
    R6C
  • Lot number 
    121
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A deservedly popular model powered by a refined 3669cc OHV straight-six engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, 3,827 Rolls-Royce 20/25 chassis were sold between 1929-1936. Taken off test on 12th July 1934, chassis GMD64 was originally bodied as a four-door, four-light saloon by Thrupp & Maberly before being supplied new to J. Workman Esq. Understood to have been resident in Belfast during its early life, the 20/25 later belonged to a lady in Oxford. Converted into a pick-up after World War Two - as many Rolls-Royces were to take advantage of the lower taxation on commercial vehicles - chassis GMD64 served as a delivery vehicle for a London brewery during the 1960s. Sold to a German collector in 1993 and an Austrian museum four years later, the 20/25 is being repatriated especially for the auction. Reportedly the subject of a restoration during 1997, the Rolls-Royce teams Cream / Beige paint with Green upholstery. Sporting imposing American-style 'drum' headlights, the pick-up is described by the vendor as being in 'good' condition with regard to its original engine, paintwork, interior trim, bodywork, electrical equipment and gearbox. A period conversion, this characterful 20/25 would make an ideal promotional vehicle or surfboard carrier! Offered for sale with German Title Document.