A 1906 Rolls-Royce 20Hp chassis plate, numbered 509,
Lot 181
A 1906 Rolls-Royce 20Hp chassis plate, numbered 509,
Sold for £ 750 (US$ 946) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 1906 Rolls-Royce 20Hp chassis plate, numbered 509,
cast bronze with engraved number, originally fitted to chassis number 40 509 1906 'heavy' 20Hp 50 x 100mm, used.

Footnotes

  • In 1905-1906, Rolls-Royce constructed only 37 20Hp cars with 4 cylinder in-line 4118cc engines. The first two were TT replicas, the remainder marketed as the 'Light Twenty' a Sports Model, despite a number being 'heavy' types. The cars had a top speed of 52mph. Chassis number 40509, is from the latter series of 35 cars. The engine was tested on 25 July 1906 and the car registered as AX-165 in September 1906. See John Fasal & Bryan Goodman: The Edwardian Rolls-Royce; pages 74-76, Volume I.
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