1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30

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Lot 410
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon
Registration no. BVP 888 Chassis no. GTK30

Sold for £ 38,250 (US$ 53,262) inc. premium
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon
Registration no. BVP 888
Chassis no. GTK30
Odometer reading: 27,099
MoT expiry date: exempt

*Present ownership since 2014
*Extensive professional renovation undertaken
*Over £49,000 spent


The introduction of a smaller Rolls-Royce, the 20hp, in 1922 enabled the company to cater for the increasingly important owner-driver market that appreciated the quality of Rolls-Royce engineering but did not need a car as large as a 40/50hp Ghost or Phantom. A development of the 20hp, the 20/25hp debuted in 1929, early chassis, apart from an enlarged and revised engine, being identical to those of the final Twentys. Thus the 20/25 inherited the right-hand gearchange lever and servo-assisted brakes introduced on its predecessor for 1926, as well as Phantom-style vertical radiator shutters. Produced concurrently with the Phantom II, the 20/25 benefited from many of the larger model's improvements, such as synchromesh gears and centralised chassis lubrication, becoming the best-selling Rolls-Royce of the inter-war period.
Since the current ownership of this 20/25 commenced in 2014, extensive mechanical renovation has been undertaken by Rolls-Royce specialists A & S Engineering and Wilton Morgan – engine, suspension, steering, new wiring loom, upgraded clutch, etc - while bodywork renovation has been completed by SuperSpray Bodyshop. Over £49,000 has been spent on the car's refurbishment since 2014 and all receipts are available. A history file was professionally prepared by Classic Vehicle History and comes with the car.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 93/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 21/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 20/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
    Headlining: 5
    Seats: 5
    Trim: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 18/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Ancillary components: 5
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 4/5

Saleroom notices

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1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Saloon  Chassis no. GTK30
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