A 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50Hp chassis plate, number 1996,   ((6))

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Lot 182
A 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50Hp chassis plate, number 1996,

Sold for £ 500 (US$ 634) inc. premium
A 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50Hp chassis plate, number 1996,
cast bronze with engraved number, originally fitted to chassis number 1996 1912 40/50Hp Landaulette with Barker coachwork, 50 x 100mm, used, mounted on a wood lined riveted alloy box that sat on Stanley Sears' desk, together with a period Rolls-Royce 40/50Hp spare valve and spring in wooden holder and 4 replica cast bronze S C Rolls & Co chassis plates (un-finished).
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Footnotes

  • Chassis number 1996 with engine number 116 went on test on 29 May 1912 and was registered as E 1456 when it was delivered to its first owner Sir Reginald Hardy, Bart., D.L., J.P., of Burton-on-Trent.
    See John Fasal & Bryan Goodman: The Edwardian Rolls-Royce, Volume II, pages 520-521.

Saleroom notices

  • SALE ROOM NOTICE:- The image in the catalogue on page 37 shows lot 182 with the image of the chassis plate for lot 181 inset in the middle of the right margin, this is a duplication of the larger image of lot 181 shown on page 36. The chassis plate for lot 182 is illustrated on the Bonhams website. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24879/lot/182/?category=list&length=10&page=19
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A 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50Hp chassis plate, number 1996,   ((6))
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