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Rolls-Royce: 20HP, 20/25, 25/30 and Wraith in Detail, 1922-1939
Offered With No Reserve

Lot 107 (A|B|C Live Auction Online, 16th September 2020)

Sold for £56

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

In 1922 Rolls-Royce introduced their new 20hp model, known as the Twenty, the first in a family of what are now called the “Small Horsepower” cars. The plan was to offer a more manageable, less expensive model than the mighty 7-litre Silver Ghost, one intended for the owner-driver rather than for the chauffeur, yet with all the quality and refinement of the bigger cars. The Twenty and its succeeding models was a success. All these models enjoy a very strong following today. More than 10,000 were made, and many survive today. These cars had an astounding range of coachwork types and styles by practically every coachbuilder in Britain along with many in Europe, the United States and elsewhere, many examples are illustrated in this book. After outlining the development of Rolls-Royce’s project for a smaller car, the author provided a detailed technical description of the Twenty,. For owners, present and prospective, there are chapters on using the cars today and on the practicalities of ownership, including advice on parts availability, maintenance and preservation. It is illustrated with some 70 colour and 150 black-and-white photographs. Very good original condition, with dustjacket.

 

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