1924 Rolls Royce 20hp Tourer by Hamshaws of Leicester.

Rolls Royce 20hp Tourer by Hamshaws of Leicester.

Year: 1924
Chassis no: 83K1
Registration: BC8358
Registered In: UK
Price: £65,000

1924 Rolls Royce 20hp Tourer by Hamshaws of Leicester.

Chassis number:  83K1

Regisration Number: BC8358

Ordered in june of 1923 & delivered to its first owner in February of 1924.  This little 20hp is a delightful car & a very early example with the curved radiator edges & three speed gear box.

Coachwork is an open tourer with rear Auster screen as fitted when new by Hamshaws of Leicester.  The car comes with early photographs showing the body & it also appears in Daltons "Those elgant Rolls Royces" & also John Fasals eponymous tome on the 20hp motor car.

The car has been unused for a couple of years due to the passing of the last owner.  It is having a full recommissioning service & chassis lubrication performed prior to sale.  We disinterred it from its place of slumber, put fresh fuel into it & a fresh battery & started it up with no problems & drove it 10 miles to the nearest filling station.  The car drives beautifully with a strong quiet engine & easy 50mph cruising gait.

The paintwork in good order is a pleasing primrose yellow over black.  The interior brown  leather is in good order & appears either original to the car or at least of some considerable age.  A set of side screens are found stowed in a cubby hole in the central bulkhead.  To the rear is an ancient leather trunk containing assorted tools & also the wheel spanner.  There is no tonneau cover but there are fasteners in place for one which could easily be made up.

Under the bonnet the car is tidy & the engine well detailed.  A Lucas brass oil can sits in its appointed place next to the engine.  A period klaxon horn is fitted to augment the rubber bulb type horn on the dash where a full set or instruments are found.  The autovac is in situ under the bonnet  & has been augmented by the fitting of a modern fuel pump.

A good set of documentation comes with the car detailing its various owners since new.  The deceased owner a well known RREC member did his own maintenance & kept the car in super mechanical condition.  A large selection of books & maintenance manuals on the 20hp model come with the car which he referred to when working on the car.

The car has a very unmolested feel to it overall & has really lovely coachwork beautifully prportioned in the dual cowl open tourer configuration.  It is in well above average mechanical conditon & is an absolute pleasure to drive.  Currently reading 57,000 miles, the 2004 MOT mileage was 38,000 miles showing a yearly mileage of just 1000 miles per year in the last two decades.

This is a very period looking 20hp with fold open front windscreen, fold away Auster screen & Esso fuel can to the running board.   It is in simply lovely running condition & benefits from having its original body in situ as when supplied new.

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1924 Rolls Royce 20hp Tourer by Hamshaws of Leicester.

Chassis number:  83K1

Regisration Number: BC8358

Ordered in june of 1923 & delivered to its first owner in February of 1924.  This little 20hp is a delightful car & a very early example with the curved radiator edges & three speed gear box.

Coachwork is an open tourer with rear Auster screen as fitted when new by Hamshaws of Leicester.  The car comes with early photographs showing the body & it also appears in Daltons "Those elgant Rolls Royces" & also John Fasals eponymous tome on the 20hp motor car.

The car has been unused for a couple of years due to the passing of the last owner.  It is having a full recommissioning service & chassis lubrication performed prior to sale.  We disinterred it from its place of slumber, put fresh fuel into it & a fresh battery & started it up with no problems & drove it 10 miles to the nearest filling station.  The car drives beautifully with a strong quiet engine & easy 50mph cruising gait.

The paintwork in good order is a pleasing primrose yellow over black.  The interior brown  leather is in good order & appears either original to the car or at least of some considerable age.  A set of side screens are found stowed in a cubby hole in the central bulkhead.  To the rear is an ancient leather trunk containing assorted tools & also the wheel spanner.  There is no tonneau cover but there are fasteners in place for one which could easily be made up.

Under the bonnet the car is tidy & the engine well detailed.  A Lucas brass oil can sits in its appointed place next to the engine.  A period klaxon horn is fitted to augment the rubber bulb type horn on the dash where a full set or instruments are found.  The autovac is in situ under the bonnet  & has been augmented by the fitting of a modern fuel pump.

A good set of documentation comes with the car detailing its various owners since new.  The deceased owner a well known RREC member did his own maintenance & kept the car in super mechanical condition.  A large selection of books & maintenance manuals on the 20hp model come with the car which he referred to when working on the car.

The car has a very unmolested feel to it overall & has really lovely coachwork beautifully prportioned in the dual cowl open tourer configuration.  It is in well above average mechanical conditon & is an absolute pleasure to drive.  Currently reading 57,000 miles, the 2004 MOT mileage was 38,000 miles showing a yearly mileage of just 1000 miles per year in the last two decades.

This is a very period looking 20hp with fold open front windscreen, fold away Auster screen & Esso fuel can to the running board.   It is in simply lovely running condition & benefits from having its original body in situ as when supplied new.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
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