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

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

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

Interior

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

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

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.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

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:

Remarks

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

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

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

Vehicle History

Remarks

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