1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C

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Lot 320
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine
Registration no. ELE 807 Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C

Sold for £ 23,000 (US$ 28,584) inc. premium
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine
Coachwork by Park Ward Ltd

Registration no. ELE 807
Chassis no. GMP27
Engine no. E29C

Footnotes

  • 'This model remains even more useable in present-day service than the 20/25. Maintenance routines are very minimal, with the fine one-shot lubrication system.' – P R Woudenberg, Rolls-Royce and Bentley Buyers Guide, Motorbooks International.
    The trend towards increasingly weighty coachwork prompted Rolls-Royce to revise their highly successful 20/25hp model for 1936. Raising the capacity of the six-cylinder overhead-valve engine from 3,699cc to 4,257cc provided the required power increase, while the policy of using more proprietary components begun towards the end of 20/25 production saw the new 25/30 adopt a Stromberg carburettor and SU fuel pumps. In its superlative build quality and all other respects, the new Rolls-Royce remained much as its immediate predecessor, with channel-section chassis, semi-elliptic springing all round, adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers, servo-assisted brakes and four-speed right-hand change gearbox. One particularly noteworthy advance though, was the adoption of cam and roller steering, replacing the preceding worm and nut, which made the steering smoother and more precise. The 25/30 was noticeably faster than the previous model, being capable of cruising comfortably at 60mph or more, with a top speed of around 80mph. The model lasted until the introduction of the Wraith in 1939 by which time 1,240 cars had been built.
    This 25/30 wears formal limousine six-light coachwork by Park Ward Ltd and is finished in blue/black with leather upholstery to the front compartment and new beige Bedford Cord to the rear. The car was purchased in 2005 by the current vendor for the purposes of wedding hire and has been well maintained while in his ownership. Now no longer required, the vehicle is described as in generally good condition and offered with copy build sheets, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5 registration document.
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine  Chassis no. GMP27 Engine no. E29C
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