16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

 
  Lot 35
 

1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 Sedanca de Ville
Coachwork by Barker

Sold for £33,750

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: AXM 519
Chassis No: GXB77
MOT:
Exempt

  • Specified by Barker with an elongated and widened bonnet to suit the Sedanca de Ville body it was crafting for first owner Miss Enos of South Street, Mayfair
  • Subsequently owned by Dr Norman Henderson of Harley Street and just three keepers since 1979
  • Treated to a major engine overhaul by marque specialist A&S Engineering and more recently a partial repaint by Justin's Restorations

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.

Specified by coachbuilder Barker with an elongated and widened bonnet to better suit the proportions of the Sedanca de Ville body 'AXM 519' was crafted for first owner Miss Enos of South Street, Mayfair. Accompanying RREC build records also reveal that chassis GXB77 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 just 12,000 miles or so over the past thirty-four 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 is rated by the vendor as being in ‘good’ condition with regards to its engine, gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. Offered for sale with V5C, twenty-four old MOTs and numerous bills from the likes of A&S Engineering and Ristes.

For more information, please contact:
Stewart Parker
info@handh.co.uk
01925 210035

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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