1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 HP Saloon by Rippon Brothers (1934)

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Sáragga Collection event, 20 - 21 September 2019.
Estimate:
€25,000 - €35,000

Still fitted with its original Rippon Brothers coachworkRecently completed restoration

The Rolls-Royce 20 HP was produced from 1922 to 1929, but as roads improved and motoring speeds increased, the charming ‘Baby Rolls’ could not keep up. Rolls-Royce reworked the 20 hp engine, and in 1929 the 20/25 HP was launched. The result was such a success that it was also used as the platform for the newly acquired Bentley marque in its 3½-Litre model introduced in 1933.

In 1564, coachbuilder Rippon built a coach for HM Queen Elizabeth I, yet centuries later they began fitting bodies for Rolls-Royce cars like the GXB5. Delivered new in July 1933, it is still wearing its original sportsman’s saloon body finished in a lush Velvet Green following a recently completed restoration.

Owners of these delightful cars soon discover they are charming and easy to drive and are reliable performers. Those who know buy the small-horsepower cars for the sheer enjoyment of refined vintage motoring and recognize that few pre-war cars will give such honest service and long life as the 20/25.


Ainda mantém a carroçaria original Rippon Brothers
Restauro terminado recentemente

O Rolls-Royce 20 HP foi produzido entre 1922 e 1929. Contudo, à medida que as estradas eram melhoradas e as velocidades de cruzeiro aumentavam, o “Rolls bebé” foi perdendo atualidade. Em 1929, a Rolls Royce fez uma atualização ao motor e lançou o 20/25 HP. Este teve tanto sucesso que acabou por servir como base para os novos Bentley, marca que a Rolls Royce adquirira em 1931. O Bentley 3½-Litre seria lançado em 1933.

Em 1564, a firma de carroçarias Rippon produziu um coche para a Rainha Isabel I de Inglaterra. Alguns séculos depois, começaram a fornecer carroçarias para automóveis Rolls Royce, como o GXB5. Entregue novo em 1933, continua a utilizar a sua carroçaria de berlina sportsman’s saloon, ideal para ser conduzida pelo proprietário e não pelo motorista. Está acabado num exuberante verde Velvet, após o restauro, concluído recentemente.

Os proprietários destes automóveis rapidamente descobriam que são realmente cativantes e de condução fácil, para além de serem também muito fiáveis. Quem sabe compra os modelos menos potentes, como este, pelo experiência pura e inebriante de conduzir um automóvel vintage. Poucos automóveis do período pré-Guerra proporcionam um desempenho tão honesto e uma vida tão longa quanto o 20/25.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pg19.

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  • Year: 1934
  • First registered: 1934

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