Rolls-Royce 20-25,
Lot 230
Property of a deceased’s estate,1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp Tourer GCK 81
Sold for £7,475 (US$ 12,564) inc. premium
Lot Details
Property of a deceased’s estate
1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp Tourer
Chassis no. GCK 81


  • ‘This model was introduced to meet requests for a smaller, less expensive car in keeping with the trend after the First World War towards smaller cars for a wider market. Construction was simplified - but standards of workmanship were not compromised... In its production life, 1922-1929, 2,940 were made...’ - Edward Eves, Rolls-Royce - 75 Years of Motoring Excellence.
    Produced alongside the renowned Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost the 20hp model was equally as well engineered and became popular as a lighter alternative suitable for a wide range of body styles. The 3.1-litre, six-cylinder monobloc engine featured overhead valves with unit construction gearbox, single plate clutch and open shaft with spiral bevel drive. As the company’s founder Henry Royce said when the car was introduced, ‘simplicity was one of the aims of the designers, but not at the expense of perfection.’ Intended principally as an ‘owner driver’ car, the ‘Twenty’ sold well during the period following hostilities, being popular as a town car while many were fitted with touring bodies.
    Offered from a deceased’s estate, this Twenty was purchased 2-3 years ago as a restoration project in running condition complete with a separate, fully rebuilt, ash-framed, four-door tourer body. The chassis, suspension, brakes and steering have been fully restored and the body partially clothed in aluminium, although a number of panels have yet to be fabricated and there is no interior. Sold strictly as viewed, the car is offered with a quantity of spares to include all doors and a spare gearbox. There are no documents with this Lot.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that there are two boxes of spares that accompany this lot