Rolls-Royce 20/25 Saloon by Thrupp & Maberly
In keeping with the Rolls-Royce tradition of a two-model policy, the 20/25 hp was engineered to be the smaller sibling to Rolls-Royce’s larger Phantom II. Like all Rolls models, the 20/25 hp was a careful, strategic evolution of the previous 20 hp model.
Thanks to the increased engine output, such coachbuilders as Vanden Plas, Freestone and Webb, Park Ward, Brewster, Gurney Nutting, Coachcraft and Thrupp & Maberly could offer more lavish coachwork without the hazard of reducing satisfactory performance. Almost 4,000 20/25 hp chassis were manufactured and sold between 1929 and 1936, making it one of Rolls-Royce’s best selling contemporary models.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and in March of 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
3,680 cc inline six-cylinder overhead valve engine, dual ignition via coil and magneto, four-speed manual transmission, semi-elliptic springs all around with centralized chassis lubrication and four-wheel servo-assisted mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129"
Source: RM Auctions