1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25 HP H.J.Mulliner Sports Saloon GOH1525,500 GBP

A handsome, well-proportioned sports saloon in need of attention.

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A handsome, well-proportioned sports saloon in need of attention. The car was with one owner from 1959 until 2016, during which time it suffered from some deterioration of the coachwork structure. Work has been started, including replacement of some of the ash framework, but there is more to do. However, prior to this work commencing, the car was in regular use, and we therefore know it to be in very good running order, driving nicely and performing reliably. The blue/grey leather is in very good condition and the ornate interior woodwork, with brass inlay, has been very nicely refinished. Appealing touches include 'trouser crease' wings, lovely P100 headlights and a large sliding sunroof (currently removed!) You will see that a few of the photos show the car as it was prior to dismantling, but most of them are very recent, showing it just as it is now. The video was taken in February 2020. Five new tyres and heavy duty tubes just fitted. Much potential!

Chassis No. GOH15 Reg. No. CYH 785

Snippets: The American Owners
Although GOH15 never left British shores she did manage to have a pair of very distinguished American owners – from 1936/38 GOH15 was registered to Harvey Seeley Mudd (1888/1955) c/o Wilkins Devereaux Ltd in London. Harvey was the son of Col Seeley Wintersmith Mudd (1861/1926), mine manager & engineer who in 1907 had co-founded the Ray Copper mine in Arizona which is still in production today; in 1916 the Colonel & his son started the Cyprus Mines Corporation (the Greek word for Cyprus is Kupros meaning copper) and the company remained with the family until 1970 when it was sold to Amoco. After Colonel Mudd’s death Harvey expanded C.M.C. to include an Iron mine in Peru, copper mines in the Mediterranean, oil in the USA & shipping worldwide. By the time of Harvey’s death (1955) C.M.C. had become the largest industry on Cyprus with the mine exporting a million tons of copper per year. The Times newspaper described Mildred Esterbrook Mudd as “being a typical society matron noted for her “lavish parties, her charitable activities & her ancient Roman jewellery” which had been dug up in Cyprus at Harvey’s mining operation. The Mudd’s home in Beverley Hills was designed in 1922 by Elmer Grey for Charles Boldt – owner of Boldt Glass Company famous for their Mason jars. In 1941 during WWII GOH15 was owned for just 3 months by Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle (1897/1961) a wealthy socialite & diplomat (he also served during WWI & WWII). Anthony was a scion of the Drexel & Biddle banking families. In 1915 Anthony married Mary L. Duke a tobacco heiress but they divorced in 1931 – Anthony’s sister Cordelia had married Angier Duke who was Mary’s brother, making a very complicated in-law family tree!! Anthony’s 2nd marriage in 1932 was to Margaret Thompson Schulze (daughter of William Thompson a mining magnate & the ex-wife of Thomas Schulze) with a 2nd divorce to follow in 1945. Anthony & Margaret’s son-in-law was Polish Royalty as Peggy Schulze (Margaret & Thomas’s daughter) had married Prince Alexander Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfurst (Oct 1939) shortly after the Drexel-Biddle family had escaped from Poland where Anthony had been stationed as the American Ambassador. In 1946 Anthony Biddle married for a 3rd time to Margaret Loughborough (ex wife of William Loughborough), this marriage lasted until Biddle’s death in 1961, Margaret remarried in 1969 to Col Edwinston Robbins Rtd.

Reference Number 647484

as of 4/14/2021

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Car 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25 HP H.J.Mulliner Sports Saloon GOH15
Exterior / Interior Color In need of paint / Blue / Grey Leather 
Registration CYH 785 
Condition Drivable 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
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