Chassis no: GOH51
1937 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Rippon Saloon
Fitted with front and rear sunroofs
Registration: AVH 600
Fitted with sliding front and rear sunroofs.
Blue leather interior.
Burr Walnut Woodwork in fine order.
Fitted with ¼ lights front and rear.
External sun visor.
Rear picnic tables.
Fitted road maps to front compartment in wooden / glass case.
Long type chassis.
F-type raked steering column.
Correct Bakelite coil.
Buff logbook from 1949 on file.
Original build and chassis records on fileShows as off test on 24th September 1935
This imposing Rolls was built by the renowned coach builders, Rippon brothers of Huddersfield to the exacting specification of Mr H Barber of Halifax and stayed in West Yorkshire until at least 1969 when the records cease. It was known to be in the USA in 1982 but little else since then.
The chassis records show as the completion date or off test as it is referred to as 24th September1935.
Lovely features include; louvered bonnet, chrome highlighted swage line with shaped door handles, twin sunroofs, quarter lights to the front and rear windows, delightful period road map to front compartment and the ivory window winder handles.
The car performs very well on the road, does not wander and has strong brakes. Rippon were well known for strong bodies and GOH 51 does not disappoint in this area. There is no sagging from the door hinges and the doors close with a lovely clunk. The interior is a great place to sit with sumptuous seats, good woodwork and a very well appointed dashboard.
The car starts easily & runs in silence. Oil pressure under load when hot is a healthy 24PSI & the car never exceeded 80 degrees water temperature on our extneded test drive to our Photographic location. Steering is tight, play free & exact with the king pins clearly having been done at some stage in the recent past.
The coachwork by Rippon is pretty indeed & quite reminiscent of its bigger Phantom 2 continental brothers. It provides comfortable accomodation for 4 people to travel in some style. The car is being checked over by Marque specialists Kenworthy Engineering prior to sale so as to be absolutley ready to go.
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