1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30 H.P.

With Coachwork by Lagonda

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1938
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

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. The radiator, steering and cylinder head were amongst other items improved for 1937 - the well proven pedal-operated chassis lubrication system was retained - and DWS mechanical jacks were fitted to