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30 June 2005
1930 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25hp SIX LIGHT SALOON
Registration No. GA 650
Chassis No. Tba
Engine No. Tba
Engine: six cylinders in line, overhead valves, 3,699c.c. 25.3hp; Gearbox: four speed manual with side change and synchromesh on top ratios; Suspension: semi-elliptic leaf spring, front and rear; Brakes: four wheel mechanically-operated servo-assisted drum. Right hand drive
In 1929, Rolls-Royce decided to update its successful small horsepower model, the Twenty, with a modest increase in engine swept volume, to become the 20/25. In this guise it lost none of its now-legendary mechanical refinement and poise, while offering enhanced top-gear performance and all-round liveliness. It served the company admirably in the difficult depression years, continuing to appeal to the well-off private owner-driver and to those who still preferred the services of a professional driver. The chassis provided an excellent basis for elegant formal coachwork, which coachbuilders readily supplied.
The registration prefix of this car, places it as being originally sold to a Glaswegian. 'GA 650' was purchased and repatriated in 1972 by the Sharpe Family. It has rested in sympathetic storage for many years, and must have been purchased in the derelict order in which it is today.
Of note are its wheel discs and Lucas P100 lamps, both of which are unusual fittings.
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