1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Thrupp & Maberly Three Position Drophead Coupe for sale
Rolls-Royce 20/25 Thrupp & Maberly Three Position Drophead – For sale ‘as is’ or at extra cost recommissioned and serviced
Dealer: The Real Car Company
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About the Rolls-Royce 20/25 Drophead:
Rolls Royce’s most successful interwar car was the 20/25. The success of this car was key to Rolls Royce surviving the Great Depression and going on to become the brand we know and love today. 3,827 20/25s were produced, of which over 70% are still on the road today, an incredible figure and testament to the cars status a desirable vehicle and investment.
Debuted at the 1929 Olympia Motor Show, the 20/25 uses a 3669cc mated to a four speed gearbox. The 20/25 was the basis for the Derby Bentleys; Rolls Royce having bought Bentley in 1931. After axing the top-of-the-range Bentley 8 Litre due to a perceived overlap with their own Phantom II, Rolls Royce used an adapted 20/25 chassis which was intended to be an economy version of the 20/25, but that car never reached production. Instead, they used this chassis as the basis for the first Derby Bentley – the 3 ½ litre.
Engine and Drivetrain
The Rolls Royce 20/25 uses an In-line 6-cylinder, overhead pushrod operated valve engine with 3699cc capacity, and of course the famous Rolls-Royce radiator with triangular top with vertical louvres, which can be manually adjusted to control engine cooling. Post 1931 cars had automatic louvres operated by a thermostat. Only the chassis and mechanical parts were made by Rolls-Royce. The body was made and fitted by a coachbuilder selected by the owner. Amongst the most respected coachbuilders who produced bodies for Rolls Royce cars are Park Ward, Mulliner, Carlton, Hooper, or in the case of this beautiful car, Thrupp & Maberly.
Originally 93% of 20/25 were sold within the UK but due to their global popularity as a drivable, eloquent pre-war motor car they have migrated across the globe. Today only 38% of the remaining cars are still in the UK, 20/25s now reside in over 50 different countries
Chassis No. GAF81
Reg No. BXF 199
About this Rolls-Royce 20/25 Drophead:
The file contains various history documents, including an invoice for approximately £9,000 spent on re-commissioning work in 2015/16. Fitted with a stainless steel exhaust system, flashing indicators for safety’s sake and complete with the large tools in their correct clips in the engine compartment and various original small tools in the bootlid tray.
A superb chance to finance your very own classic Rolls RoyceFinance this car
“Running nicely and MoT tested until July 2019 “
“A wonderful looking Rolls Royce suitable for any occasion.”