Rolls-Royce 20/25 Sedanca de Ville
Rolls-Royce launched the 20/25 in 1929. The result was such a success that the car was also used as the platform for the newly-acquired Bentley marque, in its 3½-Litre model, introduced in 1933. Every prewar Rolls-Royce car was produced as a rolling chassis only, which was then sent to a coachbuilder for a bespoke body.
This particular 20/25 chassis was bodied by Park Ward, one of the most respected coachbuilders in England. In 1939, Rolls-Royce purchased the firm, eventually joining Park Ward with H.J. Mulliner to produce the sought-after Mulliner Park Ward designs in the postwar years.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
100 hp, 3,680 cc OHV six-cylinder engine, updraft carburetor, four-speed transmission, front and rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle, power assisted mechanical front and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129"
Source: RM Auctions
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