1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357

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Lot 70
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé
Registration no. UFF 327 Chassis no. 66 H2 Engine no. G357

Sold for £ 47,250 (US$ 58,723) inc. premium
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé
Registration no. UFF 327
Chassis no. 66 H2
Engine no. G357
Odometer reading: TBC
MOT: Exempt



*Coachwork by Bradburn and Wedge
*Quality coachbuilt example
*Good history file


This car, along with others from the same vendor, has been standing for up to 25 years. Her husband died in 1996, and his collection of cars remained mostly unused from that point until I was asked to see them with a view to their sale by auction. They were all stored over that time in a purpose-built building that was heated, and dehumidified, which the deceased gentleman had had constructed solely for the purpose of storing his cars. Having been standing for that period of time, they will require careful re-commissioning and safety checks prior to use by a new owner. However, during our inspection and photography of the vehicles we have found that all are rolling, most have operable handbrakes, and some of the clutches are also operable.

UFF 327 was bodied by Bradburn and Wedge, coachbuilders of Wolverhampton as a Doctor's coupe with a rear 2-person dickey seat. It has a copy of the original chassis card from Rolls Royce. The coach builder's identification plates are still affixed to both sills and also to the dashboard.

UFF 327 was purchased by the vendor's deceased husband from Gregor Fisken in November 1994 (invoice on file). Shortly afterwards the car was sent to Andrew Hemingway for investigation as to any work which might be required. A considerable amount of work was found to be needed, and this was undertaken and completed in October 1995 (invoice on file) and included significant work on the engine, together with the brakes, suspension and other aspects (close inspection recommended). The total of this invoice is £13,223.96. We understand that further work was carried out, but was completed after the owner's death, and there is no invoice on file for this. Since this time the vehicle has had little or no use. As noted above, it will require careful re-commissioning and safety checks prior to use by a new owner.

There is a letter in the history file from a researcher suggesting that this vehicle is 'the only surviving 20HP attributed to Bradburn and Wedge still retaining its original coachwork.'

Documentation includes a current V5C, an old-type V5, the aforementioned copy chassis card, invoices, correspondence, some photographs, and miscellaneous papers. Also present is a copy instruction book.
Presently on SORN.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 35 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 11 /25
    Body Work: 2
    Paint: 2
    Glass: 2
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 2
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 4 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 1
    Axles: 1
    Suspension: 1
    Brakes: 1

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 2 /10
    Main components: 1
    Ancillary components: 1

    ENGINE TOTAL: 5 /20
    Starting: 1
    Running: 1
    Under Bonnet: 2
    Mechanical components: 1

    Car History File: 1
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
1923 Rolls Royce Doctor's Coupé  Chassis no. 66 H2  Engine no. G357
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