1926 | Rolls-Royce 20 HP

 

AUD 76,248

 

Rolls-Royce 20 HP

Rolls-Royce 20 HP

Rolls-Royce 20 HP

Rolls-Royce 20 HP

Rolls-Royce 20 HP

Rolls-Royce 20 HP

Rolls-Royce 20 HP
Rolls-Royce 20 HP
Rolls-Royce 20 HP
Rolls-Royce 20 HP
Rolls-Royce 20 HP
Rolls-Royce 20 HP
1926 | Rolls-Royce 20 HP

AUD 76,248

 

United Kingdom

 
Saloon
15/20 kw/hp
Andrew Welham

Classic & Sportscar Centre

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Rolls-Royce
    Model 20 HP
    Model name 20 HP
    Year of manufacture 1926
    Condition category Part-Restored
    Technical details
    Body style Saloon
    Body detail Saloon
    Power (kw/hp) 15/20
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 3,127
    Cylinders 6
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Drive Rear
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour White
    Interior colour Grey
    Interior material Textile

Description

Like many of our vintage cars, this Rolls-Royce 'Twenty' comes to us with an interesting history. At a time when the famous manufacturer produced only complete chassis for external coachbuilders, the 'Twenty' was intended as a high quality, lower priced and lighter car intended for the owner-driver. In fact many were actually used as chauffeur-driven cars. Introduced in 1922 with rear wheel only brakes and a centre-change three speed gearbox, from 1925 production the car was much improved by the fitting of four-wheel brakes with servo assistance. Ours car is of this later specification.

Originally the chassis was intended for Northern coachbuilders Joseph Cockshoot and Co Ltd. of Manchester - a company with a reputation for high quality earned as a carriage builder first established in 1844. This chassis was subsequently sent for coachbuilding to Arthur Mulliner of the famous Mulliner coachbuilding family, a direct descendant of F. Mulliner who built his business making mail coaches in Northampton around 1760.

The complete car was ordered by Mann Egerton for a wealthy Norwich shoe manufacturer called H J Sexton of 410 Unthank Road Norwich. The copy of the chassis record shows him to have been the first owner of the completed car on Valentines Day, February 14th 1927. Unthank Road was the central road in the 'Golden Triangle' of Norwich - a term used to highlight this popular area established during the Victorian period by a few rich landowners. Mr Sexton kept the car until February 1936 when he sold it to a Mr Brett, his next-door neighbour at number 412.

The car runs sweetly and the suspension with it's lovely leather-covered spring gaiters is very supple. The last owner acquired the car in 2002 and kept it for 16 years, returning it to the Rolls-Royce Royce specialists he had originally bought it from. They sold it on, requiring some engine work which was completed before we purchased the car earlier this year. We have continued the programme of improvement works, which have included some strengthening of the original and very sound body frame and various paintwork improvements. The car's nickel plating has been lacquered to protect it. This really is a delightful early Rolls-Royce which will soon approach it's centenary in fine condition as a result of our efforts.

The Rolls Royce is due to be serviced and comes with a history file, containing a copy of the chassis record card, photos of the recent engine work and a reprinted workshop manual.

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Classic & Sportscar Centre

Corner Farm, West Knapton

YO17 8JB Malton

+44 1944 758000

Andrew Welham

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Classic & Sportscar Centre
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Classic & Sportscar Centre
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Andrew Welham
Classic & Sportscar Centre
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