1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30 HP Pullman Limousine by James Young SOLD

Coys Spring Auction - Royal Horticultural Hall - London - February 27, 2007

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Estimate: £20,000-25,000

Sold £20,548

The 25/30 was introduced in 1936, to replace the 20/25, at a chassis price of £1,100, a saving of £85. Power was increased by 15%, and on test the car cruised comfortably at 70mph, with a top speed of 80mph, 0-50 in 15 seconds and 17mpg driven hard. Carried forward from the 20/25 were the shock absorbers which were adjusted automatically according to the speed of the car; these were known as torque reaction dampers, and the driver had an over-riding manual control. The radiator, steering and cylinder head were amongst items improved for 1937, the well-tried pedal operated chassis lubrication was retained, and DWS permanent mechanical jacks were fitted to all 4 wheels. It was particularly suitable for owner/drivers, and many chassis were fitted with charming sporting coachwork. Production lasted from 1936-38, during which time 1,200 chassis were made.

This delightful 1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30 James Young Pullman Limousine is finished in Black over Ivory and has the Biscuit Brown trim and comes with the manual four speed gearbox and the thirty horsepower six cylinder engine. It is one of only two long chassis cars known with seven seats and still has the intercom and radio. It was restored between 1995 and 1997 at a total cost in excess of £20,000. Mechanically the car has been rebuilt from bumper to bumper and the well known specialists Brunts were responsible for the engine restoration where every single item was restored. The car is supplied with its original logbooks, the original Rolls-Royce specifications for the bodywork and all bills for the restoration work completed and other invoices and documented history.

Reference Number 7188

as of 2/16/2007

Car 1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30 HP Pullman Limousine by James Young
Exterior / Interior Color      Black 
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