Rolls Royce 20/25 Sports Saloon by Park Ward 1933

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Lot No: 58

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1933 Rolls Royce 20/25 Sports Saloon 54,779 (Not Warranted) £28,500.00 + buyers premium


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Wonderfully elegant and restrained long wheel base Park Ward body – believed only 1 of 9 in this style. First registered AUW-294 this fabulous car was specified with sliding sunroof, Bluemel sprung steering wheel, twin side mounted spare wheels, driver’s signal window (a patented feature unique to Park Ward) and glass rain deflectors. Very original unspoilt Art Deco interior features burl walnut with black walnut and sterling silver inlay, fawn Bedford Cord upholstery, fawn carpet, cord pulls, rear picnic tables and front and rear cigar lighters. GHA-7 was supplied through Jack Barclay of Hanover Square W1 London to a Miss May Spinks of Harrogate – an intrepid explorer in her day. A newspaper clipping on file that dates from 1932 reports that Miss Spinks travelled 20,000 miles across Australia, 7000 miles of which were by air, after which she expressed a view that Central Australia was ‘best left to the natives’. Following its time in Miss Spinks custody, GHA7 found its way to the USA in the early 60s. Photos in the history file extracted from ‘The Flying Lady’ magazine show the car on display at Rolls Royce Owners’ Club events on the East Coast from 1962, 1965 and 1976. In 1995 the car was entered into Hershey Auctions by Antique and Classic Automobile Dealer Bruce A. Elder. On the fact sheet at that time, Mr Elder stated the indicated mileage was 36,955.  He reported that the car was “well maintained original condition with some selected restoration. Very complete and unmodified in every respect. Nicely detailed engine compartment. Original interior trim with the exception of the front seats which have been upholstered in the correct fabrics”. The car was hammered down to a Paddy Guerin of Co Cork Ireland who is well known in vintage circles there. He imported the car to Ireland via the UK where the necessary taxes were paid. 17,000 miles were clocked up on the car before ending up in storage for a number of years.
She was entered into our auction in 2015 and purchased by the vendor.

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Full Details:

Lot No. 58
Auction 26th June 2020 - 99% SOLD
Vehicle Make Rolls Royce
Vehicle Model 20/25 Sports Saloon
Year of Manufacture 1933
Mileage 54,779 (Not Warranted)
Registration AUW294
Date first Registered 1933
Chassis Number GHA7
Engine Number Unknown
Estimated Sale Price £28,500 - 29,500

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