Registration No: AXM 519
Chassis No: GXB77
Launched in 1929, the Rolls-Royce 20/25 was powered by a 3669cc OHV straight-six engine allied to four-speed manual transmission. Usefully faster than its 20hp predecessor, the model remained in production until 1936 by which time some 3,827 had been sold. Capable of supporting a wide variety of coachwork, the 20/25hp's substantial ladder frame chassis was equipped with all-round semi-elliptic leaf-sprung suspension, four-wheel drum brakes and a mechanical servo.
Barker took particular care when crafting the Sedanca de Ville coachwork for chassis GXB77 incorporating an elongated and widened bonnet to better suit the design’s proportions. The proprietor of a fashionable court dressmaking business that counted members of the British Royal family among its clients, the Rolls-Royce’s first owner – Miss Natalie Enos – certainly had an eye for style. Accompanying RREC build records also reveal that chassis the 20/25 was intended for use ‘in the UK and on the Continent, mainly touring’. Taking delivery on March 12th 1934, Miss Enos kept the Rolls-Royce for some four-and-a-half years before it was bought by Dr Norman Henderson of Harley Street. Relocating to Surrey by the late 1970s, the 20/25 was entrusted to marque specialist A&S Engineering for a thorough engine overhaul in 1985 which included the fitment of a new cylinder head and fresh clutch etc. Issued during June 1988, an old MOT certificate on file suggests that the Sedanca de Ville has covered a mere 13,000 miles or so over the past thirty-five years. The leather roof covering was renewed in 1991, while 2014 saw ‘AXM 519’ partially repainted by Justin's Restorations. Finished in Maroon over Black with Brown leather up front and Bedford cord to the rear, this handsome Sedanca de Ville has benefited from further attention to its paintwork during the current ownership. Starting readily and running well during our recent photograph session, it is offered for sale with an original handbook, V5C Registration Document, copy RREC build records, numerous old MOTs and assorted bills from the likes of A&S Engineering and Ristes.
Please Note: Owners hand book is a photocopy only , not an original as described in the catalogue.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023
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Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday 29th November 2023 from 9am
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