Lot 3420

Sold for £20,000

Lot details

1932 Rolls Royce 20/25 Sedanca de Ville, Barkers Coachwork with division

Reg No. GW6158

Chassis No. GBT31 Engine No. J3Z

Dark Blue body, Black Wings and Leathercloth Roof, interior Blue Leather front and Grey cloth rear.

Odometer 00984

The Rolls Royce 20/25 model superseded their 20hp car in 1929 following a need to increase performance. As a result the engine was enlarged to 3669cc and depending upon coachwork carried a claimed top speed of 75mph was possible.

This particular car was ordered through London agents Paddon Bros. by its first owner who resided at Grosvenor House in Park Lane W1, with instructions to have coachwork commissioned by Barker & Co Ltd to the design drawing GE10396, namely this Sedanca de Ville with division. The chassis is of the “long” type, this being more suitable for the formal coachwork applied.

Chassis GBT31 was despatched to Barker’s on the 6/2/1932 and the completed vehicle delivered on the 22/3/1932. The factory build records and sales details are on file for the first two owners, the second owner taking possession in July 1934 and there are three further owners recorded between 1936 and 1945.

Unfortunately, the next document shows that the late deceased owner purchased GBT31 on the 6/4/1977, little other paperwork has been found other than correspondence for a full radiator rebuild by Serck Marston in 1990. The deceased family confirm that this was a well loved and maintained car and certainly performed well upon our test. The last MOT test was March 2011.

Sold with V5.


Condition Report

No toolkit or spares present.

Copies of chassis card, bodycard from new, receipts and instruction booklet have been photographed.

Condition reports must be considered as a matter of opinion and not fact.


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