Chassis no: GTL 76
Registration: DGU 1
Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1936 Rolls Royce 25/30 Sedanca de Ville with coachwork by H J Mulliner For Sale.
Registration no. DGU 1
Chassis no. GTL76
Engine no. G24V
This elegant and well equipped Sedanca de Ville comes with the elegant history of being Jack Barclay’s personal car, it was used by him throughout the war years, driven at the time by his chauffeur and meticulously maintained in the company workshops.
This fine example was subject to a complete restoration during the 90’s and since has been entered into many a Concours event and is a well know car within the RREC.
DGU 1 was again treated to a bare metal respray in 2010 where it was finished in the current livery of Black over Burgundy. The paintwork in still in excellent condition throughout and the darker paintwork is complimented by the high quality chrome brightwork and the polished aluminium wheel disks.
To the rear this 25/30 has been fitted with custom made cases that fit perfectly into the trunk.
The interior equals the quality of the exterior, finished in high quality fluted biscuit leather which remains un-marked, to the rear there are two side sitting occasional seats and a handle operated partition. There is a high polished walnut vaneer running through the interior which even extends itself around the window frames.
Not only does the history and quality of this fine Sedanca de Ville offer value, but also the original and distinctive registration mark DGU 1 which is offered with this motor car.
There is a two folder thick history file with many of the invoices being filed chronologically and even a diary from previous owner Anthony Walton who owned who logged every time he re-fuelled and even which station was used, this level of detail has always been used when maintaining DGU 1 and shows in the overall quality.
In our showrom and ready for viewing now.
The new 'small' Rolls-Royce 25/30hp model was first displayed on Stand 113 at the Olympia Show in October 1936. It borrowed many of its design features from the exceptionally successful 20/25hp model which it succeeded, however the engine of the new car was enlarged to 4,257cc to accommodate the demand for larger coachwork without compromising performance. Acclaimed by The Motor after a 350 mile trial, that magazine referred to 'the high average speed of which it proves capable without sense of hurry or fatigue' and reported how 'every control, down to the humble hand lever used to set the throttle, works smoothly and provides an accurate response to the driver's wishes'. The Motor summarised the new model as 'a charming car to drive and one which is well mannered, quiet, responsive and possessed of an ample reserve of power.' The 25/30hp enjoyed a production run from 1936 to 1938 when it was replaced with the new Wraith. Some 1,201 chassis were to leave the Derby factory, destined for bespoke coachbuilders and their esteemed customers.
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