1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Enclosed Limousine Sedanca by Thrupp & Maberly
Offered without reserve
RM | Sotheby's - AMELIA ISLAND 2018 - Offered on: Saturday, March 10, 2018
- Beautifully appointed and well-proportioned coachwork
- Rolls-Royce Foundation build and ownership documentation
- Recent engine rebuild
- Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic
The car has been a resident in the U.S. since at least the early 1970s, and it has enjoyed several enthusiast owners prior to the consignor's acquisition. It underwent a photo-documented, frame-up restoration over a two-year period, during which time it was refinished in the elegant livery of black with silver fenders and a black canvas roof covering. More recently, the engine was fully rebuilt. Typical of a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce of its era, the interior is rather beautifully appointed, with grey leather to the driver's seat, narrow-striped broadcloth over the rear passenger seat, and lavish woodwork throughout. While Mrs. Hanchet-Glover may never have intended to tour in the car, the new owner will certainly have that option, thanks to the folding luggage rack and trunk provided at the rear.
With well-proportioned coachwork on an eminently usable chassis, this Rolls-Royce would make an ideal classic tour car, one that remains "really comfortable for general use."