Rolls-Royce 20 Open Tourer

The new 20 HP Rolls-Royce, sometimes called the “Baby Rolls,” arrived in October 1922 and was specifically intended for the owner-driver. Distinguished from the older and larger Silver Ghost by a mono-bloc engine design with an overhead valvetrain, it was also fitted with a detachable cylinder head and a coil-and-battery-type ignition system. Initially built with a three-speed centre-change gearbox, it later incorporated a four-speed, right-hand-shift unit in 1925. Although smaller and less expensive than the Ghost and Phantom, the Twenty nonetheless received custom coachwork from many of the finest coachbuilders of the era.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2011 at the Syon House, London.

3,127 cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed manual gearbox, solid front and live rear axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 129"

Source: RM Auctions

Gallery: Rolls-Royce 20 Open Tourer