Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Tuesday 1st December 2009
Registration Number: DLA 140 Chassis Number: D29A
Introduced in 1936 to replace the 20/25, the 25/30 was offered at a chassis price of £1,100, a saving of £85 over its predecessor. Power was increased by 15 per cent and as a result the car could cruise comfortably at 70mph and achieve a top speed of 80mph, allied to acceleration from rest to 50mph in a sprightly 15 seconds and an average of 17mpg even when driven hard; very impressive figures for a car that weighed over two tons. Carried forward from the 20/25 were shock absorbers known as torque reaction dampers which adjusted automatically according to the speed of the car, although the driver also had an overriding manual control.
Noted for its ease and smoothness of control, the 25/30 was particularly suitable for the owner/driver and many chassis were fitted with charming limousine coachwork. During the car