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1923 Rolls-Royce 20hp
No Reserve

Sold for £4,275

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: DD 3067
Chassis No: 70HO
MOT: Exempt

Motor Car Location: Wiltshire

  • Offered with V5c document and registered as a breakdown truck
  • In garden find condition as a rolling chassis project
  • Firewall does feature an affixed chassis plate
  • Offered with radiator, front and rear axles, engine and gearbox

Unveiled in 1922, the 20HP was a second string to the Rolls-Royce bow - a shorter, more economical sibling to the Silver Ghost which broadened the marque’s reach to span both the very rich and seriously wealthy. Instantly distinguished by its horizontal radiator shutters, the newcomer was constructed around a ladder-frame chassis of 129 inch wheelbase. Power came from a 3,127cc straight-six, OHV monobloc engine mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. Suspension was by semi-elliptic leaf springs all-round. Braking was initially on the rear wheels alone, while steering was by worm and nut. Progressively updated to feature a four-speed gearbox and servo-assisted all-wheel braking, the ‘baby’ Rolls remained in production until 1929, by when some 2,885 examples had vacated the company’s Derby factory. Lighter and more responsive than the Silver Ghost, the 20HP was capable of exceeding 60mph.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Poor'
Engine: 'Poor'
Electrical Equipment: 'Poor'
Paintwork: 'Poor'
Gearbox: 'Poor'
Interior Trim: 'Poor'

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

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