1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25

Lot: 172

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 61 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

The perfect candidate to restore, a 20/25 in need of a new home.....

  • An interesting renovation project, handsome in design and in decent order.
  • The coachwork appears sound and may be by Gurney Nutting
  • The interior has been tidied/restored in the past
  • The engine has been cleaned, painted and refurbished, now looking very smart
  • Radiator re-cored and re-polished. 
  • Supplied with its buff logbook from the early 60s and other paperwork


Lot Details

Registration: AVR 691 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1934 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Rolls-Royce Odometer reading (miles):
Model: 20/25 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: GED26

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 61 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


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In-line 6-cylinder, overhead pushrod operated valve engine with 3699cc capacity. Separate cast iron block and aluminium crankcase with detachable cast iron 6-plug head. It has an 82 mm bore with a 114 mm stroke. 7-bearing crankshaft with a vibration damper. Pressure fed lubrication with relief valve feeding rocker shaft and timing gears. 


Gears: Drive-shaft:


 4-speed gearbox, synchromesh in 3rd and top from 1932. Right-hand gearchange. Single dry plate clutch. Open drive propeller shaft. 

Running Gear

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Suspension: Bearings:
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Semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear. Hydraulic dampers.

Brakes: Internal expanding 4 wheel operation with an independent handbrake on the rear wheels. Mechanical servo motor driven from the gearbox.

Chassis lubrication: "One-Shot" Bijur centralized chassis lubrication system.

Steering: Worm and nut. (1936, Marles cam and roller - GTK 42)


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Vehicle History


The company’s dictum of “make everything as beautifully as possible and charge accordingly” was maintained in the new 20/25 model which carried over its predecessor’s conventional chassis layout. The engine was bored out to 3,669cc, the straight six being remarkably smooth and quiet as was to be expected of a Rolls-Royce. The performance was markedly improved over the 20hp model, the basic engine and gearbox configuration forming the basis for the superb ‘Derby’ Bentley which the firm unveiled in 1933.

Produced alongside the Phantom II and built to the same exacting standards, the 20/25 benefited from many of the larger model's developments (such as synchromesh on 3rd and 4th from 1933, mechanically servo-assisted brakes, centralised chassis lubrication and thermostatically controlled radiator shutters), becoming the best-selling Rolls-Royce of the inter-war period with some 3,827 leaving Crewe before the more powerful 25/30 came along. 

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