Rolls-Royce 20/25 Four Light Saloon by Park Ward - Auc. 6/3 For Sale by Auction (1935)
Estimate: £24,000 - £28,000
Registration Number: JB 8360
Chassis Number: GXK26
The Rolls-Royce 20/25 built between 1929 and 1936 succeeded the 20 hp as Rolls-Royce's “small car”. It was intended to appeal to owner drivers, but many were sold to customers with chauffeurs.
The in-line 6-cylinder overhead-valve engine was similar to that used in the 20 hp but was enlarged to 3699 cc by increasing the bore from 76 mm to 82 mm, whilst the stroke remainied at 114 mm. A single Rolls-Royce carburettor was used, and both coil and magneto ignition were fitted. The four-speed gearbox was mounted in unit with the engine and a traditional right-hand change used. Synchromesh was fitted to third and top gears from 1932.
Only the chassis and mechanical parts were made by Rolls-Royce, with bodywork made and fitted by a coachbuilder selected by the owner. Amongst the most famous coachbuilders who produced bodies for Rolls Royce cars are Park Ward, Thrupp & Maberly, Mulliner and Hooper.
GXK 26 has been owned since 2005 by a very well-known and respected collector. His collection spans a cross section of pre-war model cars, all of which are meticulously kept, loved and maintained.
Finished in admiral blue over cream with matching blue hide interior GXK 26 comes complete with Rolls Royce chassis build records and bills dating back to 1960.
GXK26 was originally supplied to Newbury , England with black coachwork. It was subsequently exported to the USA in 1971 before returning to the UK in 2005. Since its return to the UK shores GXK 26 has been the subject of a restoration including new paint and a new interior. Wells known by the RREC , this 20/25 four light saloon offers a rare opportunity to acquire a much loved motor car. Not to be missed.
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