Lot 328 (A|B|C Live Auction Online, 25th November 2020)
Registration No: GX 3476
Chassis No: GKT 6
Motor Car Location: Somerset
Rolls-Royce introduced the 20/25 in 1929 as a successor to the outgoing 20. Though the newcomer was primarily aimed at owner drivers, many examples were nevertheless sold to customers with chauffeurs. Power came from an enlarged version of the straight-six unit used in the 20. Now of 3,699cc, it made for swifter acceleration and a higher top speed of up to 75mph. Bodywork for the 20/25, was to the taste of each individual customer, and Freestone & Webb, Gurney Nutting, Park Ward, Thrupp & Maberly, Mulliner and Hooper were among the many coachbuilders selected to clothe these fine motorcars. Nearly 4,000 20/25 chassis were ultimately produced, making it the company’s best-selling model between the wars.
Vendor Condition Ratings:
Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Good'
We are indebted to the Vendor for the following information:
2004 – Full service including cleaning out of coolant passageways, thorough clean of fuel system including removal and refurbishment of fuel tank.
2005 – Dynamo rewound and regulator replaced with electronic charging regulator to solve low charge rate associated with this model’s dynamo arrangement when used with modern appliances. Ignition coil replaced with modern arrangement
2005 – New gaiters all round fitted. New headlining fitted. Seats repaired as required and a spare fabric cover made for the rear seat for use as and when required. Whilst the seat was removed an area of rot in the O/S/R ash body repaired. New roof material fitted and necessary frame repairs made.
2006 - Laycock type overdrive fitted
2010 - All external Chrome rechromed
2011 – Watford clock refurbished
2013 – Fusebox replaced and vehicle wiring refurbished in correct cotton braided cabling
2013 – Excelsior Sport Radial tyres fitted all round
2014 – Autovac refurbished
2015 - All wheels shotblasted and powder coated
2015 – Windscreen glass replaced
2017 - Cylinder head removed to enable stitching in cracked areas and carry out recommended modification to cooling passages
Additionally, the crankshaft damper was rebuilt, replacing incorrect springs and cotton washers. Battery replaced and cutout fitted enabling the vehicle to be immobilised easily. All doors removed to repaint frames. Manifold gaskets replaced. Radio / CD / aux player fitted discretely. One shot lubrication system refurbished as required. Front axle dismantled and overhauled