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Rolls-Royce 20/25 hp Barker Saloon 3.7 6 Cylinder — 1934

Classic early Rolls-Royce with a comprehensive documented history dating back to new. Very nice car in excellent original shape and totally functional. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the discerning car enthusiast.

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"There are no comments. The interior is just as stunning as the exterior. Every detail has been meticulously maintained. It starts easily and is pleasant to drive."

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14780
GÖTENE
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"There are no comments. The interior is just as stunning as the exterior. Every detail has been meticulously maintained. It starts easily and is pleasant to drive."

Description

This fine Rolls-Royce with a Barker body arrived in Sweden from England in 1991 and has been used as a parade car for serious events by the proprietor of a well-known tin forging company for many years. The car comes with meticulously gathered documentation dating back to the car's initial owner. The car is in excellent collector condition. That is, it is in excellent original condition with only an older repaint that is still very good. The interior and technical condition are entirely original, seldom used, and meticulously kept. The car starts readily and drives well. It's simple to drive and rides smoothly and comfortably. GAF14 is the chassis number, and the body is from Barker.

The car's history: Major Thomas Fuge, a member of the then-London-society, purchased the car brand new. Mr Brown, the chauffeur, drove and maintained it. For the first five years, the car was utilised to transport the family's relatives and celebrities, including Mrs. Elinor Roosevelt and many notable family friends in the music industry. Fuge and Mr Brown travel to Ireland by car in 1939 to visit family. Because of the war, they have chosen to remain in Ireland. Later that year, in 1939, the driver's wife and daughter joined. They all stayed in Ireland until the war ended in 1945 before driving back to London. Mr Brown remains the Fuge couple's chauffeur once they arrive. The family owned the car until Mrs. Fuge dies in 1952. Mr Brown then purchases the car and begins a car rental business. During this time, the car is rented with a driver to a film company, among other things, for driving movie stars. Queen Elisabeth was later driven in the car as well. Her sister rode in the car on her first drive for the English court, however, in connection with her coronation in 1953. The narrative of the car has been given in part by the driver's daughter, but it has also been told by others. These documents are included in the car folders. The Russian Bolshoi Theater visits England in 1956, and some of the famous dancers rode in the car.
Mr Brown retires in the mid-1960s, and the car, which is still in excellent shape, is sold to an American "Commander Captain" and shipped to the United States. According to sources, it was kept in a superb car collection in the United States until 1990, when it was auctioned off to a Swedish lawyer at a Washington auction.
The car was serviced and used sparingly in Sweden, according to the paperwork. Older servicing documentation dating back to 1938 is provided, as well as instructions on how to drive the car at the Queen's coronation. The car may be viewed at Åkessons bilhall in Götene.

Technical data

  • Year
    1934/1934 
  • Registration date
    1998-08-28 
  • Mileage
    saknas 
  • Registration Number
    PCX701 
  • Chassis Number
    GAF14 
  • Kw / hp
    60 / 70 
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
  • Transmission
    Manual 
  • Interior finish
    Leather 
  • Colour
    Brown 

Condition

  • Mechanical condition:

    Starts easily and runs well in engine, gearbox and brakes. Surprisingly easy to drive. Engine completely original and service history available.

  • Interior condition:

    The interior is very nice. We assume that the seats have been reupholstered and the carpets have been replaced, although this could well be the original upholstery. 

  • Exterior condition:

    An older repaint (before 1990) that is still in good condition. Only small scratches and stone chips have been found. The car has never been rusted or repaired, and it has always been stored indoors in a dry environment.

  • General condition:

    Without being entirely renovated to new condition, this is one of the nicest Rolls we've seen. The car lacks miles/kilometer meters, but based on the condition and accessible documents, we estimate that it has gone 200,000 km.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 1998-08-28 (Konvert)
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1998-08-12 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1998-08-28
Senast godkända besiktning: 1998-08-12
Besiktigad tom: -
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 3

Facts about the model

Modellen 20/25 hp byggdes mellan 1929 till 1936 i 3800 exemplar.( Syskonmodell till Bentley 3 1/2litr)e. Dessa modeller hade 3,7 liters 6cyl motor på 70 Hkr. Storebror till dessa modeller var den större Rollsen, den 8-cylindriga Phantom-modellen.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Götene

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Michael Luft
+46 708-20 21 13
michael@bilwebauctions.se

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2022-05-19.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

General information about the condition of the vehicles .
  • At this auction, many vehicles have been included in car collections and have been stored (mothballed) for a long time. For this reason, they are described from a collector's perspective and may need technical reviews and maintenance service - oil, battery replacement, new tires, brake review, etc. - before they can be used. .
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