Chassis no: GEN72
1929 Rolls Royce 20hp Tourer
Chassis number: GEN72
Registration number: DGJ324
GEN72 started life in 1929 as a Hooper Cabriolet built for one Miss D. Charrington as listed in John Fasals seminal tome, "The Rolls Royce 20hp." About 15 years ago the car went to Noted Marque speciailsts Ashton Keynes Restorations who were tasked with completing a nut & bolt restoration of the car both mechanically & bodily; a task they performed to perfection. Proprietor Keith Bowley remembers the car well & has confirmed that close to £100k was spent upon the car which at todays values would be considerably more. After restoration the car was used more as a show piece then a regular driver & has in consequence covered few miles & indeed presents as having been brand new & freshly restored.
The owner who comissioned the restoration passed on after it's completion, with the car being inherited by his widow. Subsequently it was sold to one of our clients via the surviving descendents. The car came to us with no paperwork other then a V5, although the estate is still being searched for the paperwork file. The condition of the car & Keith Bowleys testimony accords with the condition & Provenance of the car. The car is matching numbers with it's original engine U2K in situ.
As may be exepcted the car is in simply magnificent order thoughout. The dark blue & black paint is immaculate & finished to an amazingly high standard with a mirror finish to the doors & wings. To the interior is sumptuous burgundy hide to all surfaces including the door cards. A cocktail cabinet is installed to the rear as is an Auster screen that easily springs up from its undeployed position to protect the rear passengers. A tool storage box with requisite wheel spanner etc is mounted above the running board as is a spare wheel.
Under the bonnet the car is detailed to show standards. The engine starts readily & runs in complete silence. The original undertrays are in situ. The dash board is of mahogany & carries its full quota of period instrumentation all set within an encompassing oval molding. A full set of side screens come with the car that stow Lagonda style behind the rear seat when not in use. A useful storage compartment is found under the drivers seat for stowage of the hood bag when not deployed.
To restore a 20hp to the standards of this car would cost close to double the asking price in addition to having to purchase a donor to work from. It is in stock now & ready to go to a new home.
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