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Lot No

121

Make

Rolls-Royce

Model

20/25 Pickup

Year

1934

Vehicle Registration

EU-Reg

Chassis Number

GRC48

Engine Number

V9W

CC

3669

Body Colour

Cream / Beige

Trim Colour

Green

MOT Expiry

Exempt

Estimate

£20000 - 24000*

Details

A deservedly popular model powered by a refined 3669cc OHV straight-six engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, 3,827 Rolls-Royce 20/25 chassis were sold between 1929-1936. Taken off test on 12th July 1934, chassis GMD64 was originally bodied as a four-door, four-light saloon by Thrupp & Maberly before being supplied new to J. Workman Esq. Understood to have been resident in Belfast during its early life, the 20/25 later belonged to a lady in Oxford. Converted into a pick-up after World War Two - as many Rolls-Royces were to take advantage of the lower taxation on commercial vehicles - chassis GMD64 served as a delivery vehicle for a London brewery during the 1960s. Sold to a German collector in 1993 and an Austrian museum four years later, the 20/25 is being repatriated especially for the auction. Reportedly the subject of a restoration during 1997, the Rolls-Royce teams Cream / Beige paint with Green upholstery. Sporting imposing American-style 'drum' headlights, the pick-up is described by the vendor as being in 'good' condition with regard to its original engine, paintwork, interior trim, bodywork, electrical equipment and gearbox. A period conversion, this characterful 20/25 would make an ideal promotional vehicle or surfboard carrier! Offered for sale with German Title Document.

PLEASE NOTE: The chassis number for this lot is GRC48 (and not GMD64 as previously stated). As such, the 20/25 was taken off test on 30th April 1934 and originally bodied as a Saloon by Rippon before being supplied new to L. Feather Esq. Converted into a pick-up after World War Two - as many Rolls-Royces were to take advantage of the lower taxation on commercial vehicles - chassis GRC48 reportedly served as a delivery vehicle for a London brewery during the 1960s. Sold to a German collector in 1994 and an Austrian museum three years later, the 20/25 is being repatriated especially for the auction. Reportedly the subject of a restoration during 1997, the Rolls-Royce teams Cream / Beige paint with Green upholstery. Sporting imposing American-style 'drum' headlights, the pick-up is described by the vendor as being in 'good' condition with regard to its original engine, paintwork, interior trim, bodywork, electrical equipment and gearbox. A period conversion, this characterful 20/25 would make an ideal promotional vehicle or surfboard carrier! Offered for sale with German Title Document.

* All hammer prices are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)

Date
29/03/2017

Location
Imperial War Museum Duxford