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1936 Rolls-Royce25/30 Barker Sunroof Saloon GUL82
A handsome, spacious, light & airy saloon, in lovely, condition, cheerfully finished in primrose yellow and black, with excellent light beige leather interior. This is complemented by excellent woodwork, fresh looking carpets, very nice headlining and a particularly attractive dashboard and set of instruments, switches, etc. The large sliding sunroof enhances all of this, allowing more light to flood in. We sold the car in 2007 and again more recently, now back with us having come back to us in part exchange for a Derby Bentley. The car is featured several times in 'The Rolls-Royce Bulletin' of March 1937, and we are pleased to say that we have located a copy of this which we will include with the car. Mechanically good, with a lively engine, driving nicely, offered serviced and newly MoT tested.
Chassis No. GUL82. Reg No. CLL 187.
Snippets: The Motor Man
John Ernest Hutton (1877/1952) was a contemporary of Charles Rolls – the only son of a wealthy Yorkshire landowner & grandson of 2nd Baron Teignmouth, John Hutton had been fascinated with the mechanical world from an early age and in 1903 there is mention of him being promoted to that of Lieutenant in the Motor Volunteer Corps. He formed the Northallerton Electric Lighting Co., produced the Hutton Light Car & the Princeps Motorcycle which was the 1st production motorcycle with a V-Twin engine (even before Harley-Davidson). John Hutton was also an agent for Panhard, Mercedes & Berliot cars having stands at the Motor Show (1904 – 1907) with the cars. Not only was he an inventor, designer and agent he also raced these cars as did his sister (she won the 1st Montague Cup Race at Brooklands in her Mercedes) and in the 1906 Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man J. Hutton entered a pair of 22hp Berliots – one driven by himself and the other by Paul Bablot (noted French racing driver & race-circuit designer), Paul Bablot was beaten by none other than Charles Rolls who was driving a 20hp Rolls-Royce; the following day John Hutton entered the Graphic Cup Race (for touring cars) with a 40hp Berliet driven by Paul Bablot and a 50hp Ariel-Simplex driven by himself – the race was won by a Napier owned by Mr Bailey & driven by C A Glentworth. Sadly this preoccupation with all things mechanical took a toll on John’s private life and in 1907 after just 8 years of marriage John & his wife Beatrice (a scion of the Bandon Earls) parted company. After just a few years GUL82 was sold to John St. George Wilson (1891/1967) a noted gynaecologist & obstetrical surgeon - 4 days after John Wilson passed his exams WWI broke out & he immediately joined the RAMC, in March 1917 he was recommended for the Military Cross. After the war John Wilson returned to Liverpool where he specialised in gynaecology & after his retirement in 1948 he became a “gentleman farmer” – it is said that he never lived in the same house for more than 3 years!
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Model: 25/30 Barker Sunroof Saloon GUL82
Prijs: 45,000.00 GBPCurrency Converter
Condition: cond 4 Goed
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Naam: The Real Car
Land: United Kingdom
Staat of regio: Bethesda
Postcode: LL57 4YS
Tel: +44 1248 602649, +44 1248 600994