1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Fiol Sedanca

Lot: 587

Sold for (£): 31,080
Offered for sale is a 3.7L 1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 manual. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores 86 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

An incredible survivor, essentially original and very special...


  • The RR 20/25 was designed for the owner-driver market and fitted with coachbuilt bodies
  • Chassis #GSF12 was exported to Spain and exhibited new at the 1935 Barcelona Motor Show
  • First registered on 07/06/1935 and sent to Carrocerias Fiol Barcelona to be fitted with its body
  • The Spanish Civil War prevented that happening and the car was finally finished in 1940
  • The next eight decades of this cars fascinating history are on the attached PDF
  • In the UK since October 2019 and now registered with the DVLA as LXS 792 
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Lot Details

Registration: LXS 792 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1935 Engine size: 3.7L
Make: Rolls Royce Odometer reading (miles): 77000
Model: 20/25 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: GSF12

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 86 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Elegant, four door Sedanca bodywork was commenced by Carrocerias Fiol of Barcelona in 1935 and, post-Civil War, was finally completed in 1940.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


In-line, 6-cylinder, overhead valve engine with 3699cc capacity. Separate cast iron block and aluminum crankcase with detachable cast iron 6-plug head, 7-bearing crank with vibration damper, pressure fed lubrication with relief valve feeding rocker shaft and timing gears.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


4-speed gearbox, synchromesh on 3rd and top. Right hand gearchange. Single dry-plate clutch. Open drive propeller shaft.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear. Hydraulic dampers. Internal expanding 4-wheel brakes with independent handbrake. Mechanical servo motor driven from the gearbox.


Minor: Major:


Independent coil and standby magneto systems. 12V system 50 Amp/Hrs battery. Centrifugal advance with hand override. 

Vehicle History


This remarkable car has survived two wars and eight decades of history and, incredibly, is still essentially original. Featured in Tom C Clarke's "The Rolls-Royce 20/25 H.P . For the full story please see the attached PDF.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history