1932 Rolls Royce 20/25 H/J/ Mulliner Sports Saloon (Woolf Barnato.)

Rolls Royce 20/25 H/J/ Mulliner Sports Saloon (Woolfe Barnato.)

Year: 1932
Chassis no: GBT37
Registration: GX41
Price: £85,000

1932 Rolls Royce 20/25 H/J/ Mulliner Sports Saloon (Woolf Barnato.)

Chassis number: GBT37

Registration Number: GX41

Ordered new for Captain Woolf Barnato whom was residing at 50 Grosvenor Square at the date of order.  The car was carefully specified by him to include a number of non standard features such as a 2" wider then standard dash board, 5 1/2" longer bonnet  & very personalised instrumentation to the dash board.  We have pictures of the car in period sitting next to Barnatos 8 litre Bentley.

This is a very original car in impeccable driving condition.  The engine starts instanly having had a full rebuild & the car as a whole has a tight taut correct  feel to it that one never gets from cars that have been disassembled & restored.  It runs along effortlessly at 50MPH with 60 attainable for short bursts.  The engine as a whole is in fine order starting off the switch almost every time when warm, exhbiting high oil pressure & running cool around 70 degrees.

Coachwork is a Continental looking sports saloon body by H.J.Mulliner of Chiswick.  The headlining & leather are original with the leather having been re-dyed.  The woodwork is also original with unusual pin lining to it.  Ace wheel discs are fitted all round.  A Tapley brake meter is also fitted above the passenger side sun visor.  New carpets have also recently been installed to tidy up the interior, the orginals having been past saving.  A double chrome strip runs along the body as was present when Barnato owned it.

Under the boonet the car is neat & tidy.  Pleasingly the original under trays are in place as is the Bakelite mushroom coil.  A spare fuse & wire bobbin are in their appointed places in the fuse box lid.  To the rear of the car is a stylish trunk containing both small tools in a custom tray & large tools in the bottom of the case.

The car when new was entirely black.  Since then the sides & wheels have been painted in cream.  The car comes with a good history file including bills for the engine rebuild etc along with Rolls Royce chassis records.

This is an historically important car & I wold love to photograph it one day in the company of Barnato's 8 litre car to re-create the early photograph we have of the two together.

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1932 Rolls Royce 20/25 H/J/ Mulliner Sports Saloon (Woolf Barnato.)

Chassis number: GBT37

Registration Number: GX41

Ordered new for Captain Woolf Barnato whom was residing at 50 Grosvenor Square at the date of order.  The car was carefully specified by him to include a number of non standard features such as a 2" wider then standard dash board, 5 1/2" longer bonnet  & very personalised instrumentation to the dash board.  We have pictures of the car in period sitting next to Barnatos 8 litre Bentley.

This is a very original car in impeccable driving condition.  The engine starts instanly having had a full rebuild & the car as a whole has a tight taut correct  feel to it that one never gets from cars that have been disassembled & restored.  It runs along effortlessly at 50MPH with 60 attainable for short bursts.  The engine as a whole is in fine order starting off the switch almost every time when warm, exhbiting high oil pressure & running cool around 70 degrees.

Coachwork is a Continental looking sports saloon body by H.J.Mulliner of Chiswick.  The headlining & leather are original with the leather having been re-dyed.  The woodwork is also original with unusual pin lining to it.  Ace wheel discs are fitted all round.  A Tapley brake meter is also fitted above the passenger side sun visor.  New carpets have also recently been installed to tidy up the interior, the orginals having been past saving.  A double chrome strip runs along the body as was present when Barnato owned it.

Under the boonet the car is neat & tidy.  Pleasingly the original under trays are in place as is the Bakelite mushroom coil.  A spare fuse & wire bobbin are in their appointed places in the fuse box lid.  To the rear of the car is a stylish trunk containing both small tools in a custom tray & large tools in the bottom of the case.

The car when new was entirely black.  Since then the sides & wheels have been painted in cream.  The car comes with a good history file including bills for the engine rebuild etc along with Rolls Royce chassis records.

This is an historically important car & I wold love to photograph it one day in the company of Barnato's 8 litre car to re-create the early photograph we have of the two together.

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