Rolls-Royce
25/30 Barker Sunroof Saloon GUL82
45,000.00 GBP
Chevrolet
Corvette
17,999.00 USD
Ford
Mustang
90,000.00 USD
Chevrolet

19,999.00 USD
Rolls-Royce
Corniche I
32,500.00 GBP
BMW
528i
Price on request


Classic Cars for sale (5005)

back to search

1925 Rolls-Royce

20hp
45,000.00 GBP

Description

1925 Rolls-Royce 20hp

Chassis No.  GDK70     

 

A charming example of an early 20hp, with many correct features, such as 23” split rim wheels with plain Ace discs (including the twin side-mounted spares), all with excellent Dunlop tyres, lovely, ornate door handles, incorporating locks, horizontally and half-vertically divided windscreen, nickel plated ‘Diver’s Helmet’ tail lamps, etc, etc. The car was the subject of major restoration work about fifteen years ago, is still in excellent condition and improved further over the last couple of years, evidenced by invoices for £12,500 in 2015 & 2016. Flashing indicators are discreetly incorporated in such a way that they are not externally visible. The history file includes various correspondence between earlier owners, invoices, a buff logbook, some insurance certificates from the 1950s, and more besides. Nicely finished in dark blue and black, with blue leather front & rear, excellent brightwork, including the correct Lucas headlights (with Barker Dipping), and sidelights, all of which add to the appeal of this pretty car, with bags of 1920s character, but which at the same time is fresh and smart. Even the underside is clean & tidy, and features a stainless steel exhaust system. Running nicely and in good health.

 

Chassis No.  GDK70                      Reg. No. SY 2492                   £45,000.

 

Snippets: The Brunton & Dixon Connection

The first two names on the chassis cards are that of a pair of cousins – John Dixon Brunton (1872/1951) and Miss Sarah Dennison Dixon (1847/1937).  These two sides of the same family are linked not only by blood but by businesses.  The Brunton’s can be traced back to William Neilson Brunton - the founder of W N Brunton of Mussleburgh producers of wire & wire ropes which were used in pianos, springs, drills, aircraft wires (as early as 1906) and the rope for the Firth of Forth Bridge; the Brunton’s also had interests in the paper industry with Peter Dixon (Sarah’s father) leaving Scotland in the mid 1800s to open Spring Grove Mill in Oughtibridge in Yorkshire.  The Dixon’s expanded their firm’s interests into wood pulp, containerised shipping, polythene and a china clay mine in Cornwall!  John’s sister Elizabeth York Brunton (1880/1973) was an accomplished artist & woodcut engraver who had studied in Paris at the Acadamie Colarossi, in 1930 she had several of her works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago & a few of her works are now in the British Museum  -  Owls, Sellagruppa & Monta Cristallo.  It is unclear as to what happened to GDK70 immediately after Sarah’s death but in 1952 the log book shows that Mrs Maria Douglas of Muswell Hill to be the custodian of the 20hp and in from 1956 to1972 the car is shown as being with Cyril R. Douglas.  The area of Muswell is named after the River Moselle – during the 12th century it became a place of pilgrimage after a drink from the local spring cured King Malcolm IV (1141/1165)!

Please add your comment on this advertisement here

General Information

Print this ad

Make: Rolls-Royce

Model: 20hp

Year: 1925

Price: 45,000.00 GBPCurrency Converter

Condition: cond 3 Very good

Contact Information

See other items of this seller

Name: The Real Car

Country: United Kingdom

State or Region: Bethesda

Postal code: LL57 4YS

Languages: English

Tel: +44 1248 602649, +44 1248 600994

Website: www.realcar.co.uk/


The Real Car

More ads of this seller

1933 Rolls-Royce, 20/25 Park Ward D Back Saloon
1936 Rolls-Royce, 25/30 Barker Sunroof Saloon GUL82
1920 Rolls-Royce, Silver Ghost
1935 Bentley, 3 1/2 Litre
1928 Rolls-Royce, 20hp
1935 Rolls-Royce, 20/25
1963 Bentley, S3 Continental
1962 Rolls-Royce, Silver Cloud II
1935 Rolls-Royce, Phantom II Continental
1926 Rolls-Royce, 20hp
1937 Bentley, 4 1/4 Litre
1994 Rolls-Royce, Silver Spur III
1951 Bentley, MKVI Open Special
1951 Bentley, MK VI
1927 Rolls-Royce, 20hp
2017 Jaguar, XJS
1959 Bentley, S1 (55-59)
1955 Bentley, S1 (55-59)
2001 Bentley, Arnage Red Label
1953 Rolls-Royce, Silver Dawn
1974 Rolls-Royce, Corniche I

Similar ads

1928 Rolls-Royce, 20hp
1926 Rolls-Royce, 20hp
1927 Rolls-Royce, 20hp
1933 Rolls-Royce, 20/25 Park Ward D Back Saloon
1936 Rolls-Royce, 25/30 Barker Sunroof Saloon GUL82
1920 Rolls-Royce, Silver Ghost
1957 Rolls-Royce, Other models




Mercedes-Benz
500SEC
22,500.00 EUR
VW/Volkswagen
Bus
15,995.00 USD
Rolls-Royce
20hp
45,000.00 GBP
Shelby
Cobra
59,900.00 USD
Ford
Mustang GT
38,895.00 USD
Alfa Romeo
6C 2500
295,000.00 EUR