EUR 71,407JPY 8,490,245BGN 139,657CZK 1,950,257DKK 533,222GBP 65,000HUF 25,707,804PLN 324,943RON 344,772SEK 789,850CHF 75,584ISK 11,110,867NOK 821,890HRK 544,511RUB 6,137,297TRY 514,577AUD 128,296BRL 407,025CAD 111,516CNY 555,429HKD 606,563IDR 1,275,981,673ILS 278,614INR 5,919,500KRW 95,758,393MXN 1,869,225MYR 337,967NZD 131,510PHP 3,989,130SGD 111,630THB 2,565,282ZAR 1,400,248
Offered for: GBP 65,000
1924 Rolls-Royce 20HP Open Drive Landaulette by Hooper
Registration: XR 1651
Chassis no: GA63
Engine no: G679
Mileage shown: 9,824
GA63 comes to us from the current ownership spanning longer than half a century, during which she has had seldom use and thorough maintenance; as a result of this the overall mechanical and body condition is excellent. We also have the purchase invoice dated 2ndDecember 1967 from Gaylard’s Motors on file.
The rare and desirable Hooper Open Drive Landaulette Coachwork is in original and excellent condition; the main body is finished in a deep (almost midnight) blue. The lower sill panels and wing are all finished in gloss black. There is a light coachline between the door handles and body swage line, from this point upwards the body is finished in black, including the window surrounds. The paint finish is in overall great condition and certainly does not require attention.
The rear “Landaulette” compartment is easily released and folds down effortlessly; this instantly transforms the passenger compartment allowing for an open feel. The beauty of this body is that aesthetically she looks excellent with the rear in either open or closed position.
Being an early 20HP the gear lever is in the centre position, which means you can gain access to the front from either side. In true “Open drive” style the front drivers compartment is finished in the more durable leather (Connolly of course), the seat squab and back are both evenly fluted, showing no signs of wear the interior certainly wants for nothing. There is also a fitted carpet with rubber heel matt fitted to protect the floor. The mahogany dashboard has all of the period correct gauges in full working order, the quality of the wood is excellent, as is the slated wood above the drivers head. If more air is needed in the cabin there are side vents on the skuttle and the top section of the windscreen also opens.
When you open the rear door you are met by an abundance of Bedford Cord and Wilton carpet. The rear compartment is an area of sheer opulence; it is hard to imagine a finer place to be. The wood and trim work is to the highest of standards, there are also two occasional seats that fold out allowing for extra passengers.
Under the bonnet the engine and bulkhead are gleaming, if you look down you will see the original factory under trays that so often becomes discarded. The engine fires immediately and almost instantly you can bring the hand throttle down allowing her to purr silently. On the road the drive is magnificent; whether you are planning to a short jaunt or drive across Europe, she is certainly capable and ready to go.
For sale for the first time in 52 years, in our showroom and ready for viewing.
Office 01375 379719
Richard Biddulph 07967 26067
Christoff Cowens 07772 188037
We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST
Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars
9 Globe Industrial Estate
RM17 6ST Grays
+44 7967 260673
Dealer Vehicle-ID: 1809
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