Lot 453: 1930 Rolls Royce 20/25 Registration: DXP 567;
To be sold at our General Sale followed by Classic Cars and Automobilia on 1st Oct 2015
1930 Rolls Royce 20/25 Registration: DXP 567; Originally bodied as a Sedanca de Ville, and latterly used as a hearse, the chassis was found languishing in a barn and brought back to life by the current owner, whose childhood memory of a toy slot car became the inspiration for the car. Some research showed that the slot car he remembered was modelled on the famous 'Sluggard' car built by the Rolls Royce factory for performance testing at Brooklands, which reputedly ran at 101 mph at the track in 1912. The restoration of the car was documented in a series of articles in the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Magazine and was built in Bridport. Using traditional aerospace techniques, the body has been hand built in Ash wood with aircraft fabric as used in pre-war aircraft.
Price Achieved: £24000.00
This lot was presented at at our General Sale followed by Classic Cars and Automobilia on the 1st Oct 2015
Further Information about the sale:
Our General Sale of antiques and collectables features a diverse assembly of lots. You can view the catalogue online below and then come and view the lots in person if you wish. The sale will start at 10am on Thursday 1st October 2015