Amazing Rolls-Royce collection discovered in small-town garage


An incredible cache of 13 Rolls-Royces and Bentleys has been unearthed in a "small-town garage".

The cars, all of which have lain dormant for decades, are mainly 20/25 variants, but with a pair of Phantom IIs and couple of Silver Wraiths.

Now the cars are all coming up for auction at H&H, most at no reserve.

One of the stars is likely to be the 1933 Olympia Motor Show 1933 Phantom II Continental Touring Saloon (main image), which carries an estimate of £20-30,000.

A second Phantom II – a 1934 Limo, above – carries no reserve, as will a trio of 20/25s including a 1934 Limousine (below), a 1933 hearse (two below) and a 1934 Limo, as well as a pair of rolling chassis.

A pair of 1939 Silver Wraiths – a Sedanca de Ville (below) and a Special Saloon (two below) – are also guaranteed to sell.

Other cars from the collection are a 1935 20/25 Limousine de Ville (below, estimate £10-15,000) and a 1938 20hp Weymann Saloon (£20-24,000).

The sole Bentley project discovered among the Royces is a 1935 3½-litre Saloon (above), which will be sold with no reserve, while a 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II (below) is expected to make £30-35,000 thanks to having covered fewer than 25,000 miles from new.

The entire collection will be sold at H&H's Imperial War Museum sale at Duxford on 16 October. See the website for more details.


Chris Martin

There was a chap in Stony Stratford (Bucks) who had a similar collection. He had been running a funeral business so naturally had a couple of retired limousine or hearse variants, but then I think he just kept adding any old RR he found. Some were kept reasonably clean in a garage, but more were out the back. He did show me around, but that would have been fifteen or twenty years ago so the memory is a bit vague. The first sentence states they were found "in a suburban garage and garden", so I don't think this is them, (unless Stony is now considered 'suburban' to Milton Keynes people), in which case I wonder if his stash is still there.

Of course H&H aren't going to reveal their clients details, but does anyone else remember the place I refer to and the yard full of cars?



It would seem that the provenance of these cars ought to be readily available. In the UK, I understand those registration numbers go with the car from owner to owner. I further understand that they are somewhat public accessible, so that a person can locate the owner of them and pinpoint their region within the country.

is this not so?

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