1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30
In 1937 Rolls-Royce released the 25/30 to deal with the increased demand of larger coachwork and competition from Europe and abroad. The larger 4257cc engine produced 115 bhp at 4,500 rpm
|type||Series Production Car|
|predeccesor||1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25|
|valvetrain||Pushrod Operated OHV,|
|displacement||4257 cc / 260 in³|
|power||85.8 kw / 115 bhp @ 4500 rpm|
|specific output||27.01 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Steel over Pressed Steel Frame|
|front brakes||Drums w/Servo Assist|
|rear brakes||Drums w/Servo Assist|
|steering||Worm & Nut|
|r suspension||Live Axle w/Semi Elliptic Springs|
|wheelbase||3353 mm / 132 in|
|gear ratios||3.73:1, 2.33:1, 1.49:1, 1.00:1|
|top speed||~128.72 kph / 80 mph|
Auction Sales History
1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Gurney Nutting de Ville GMP73 – sold for €89,700 Chassis number ‘GMP73’ was sold new via H R Owen to a Mrs G Marsh of Edgbaston, Birmingham on 5th February 1938. only known remaining 25/30 with Sedanca de Ville coachwork designed by John Blatchley for Gurney-Nutting. Described as in generally good condition, the car starts and runs well. Noteworthy features include an electric internal division; small vanity set to the rear; fitted under-trays; extensive small tools housed beneath the driver’s seat; and a fabric folding Sedanca, the latter working well. Accompanying documentation consists of the aforementioned invoices; copies of the factory build sheets, and a UK V5C document for the registration ‘ELL 583’.
Auction Source: 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Martin Walter Four-Door Cabriolet GLP10 – sold for $66,000 Unusually beautiful coachwork on the 25/30 chassis. One of only three built to this design. Formerly owned by Don Criteser. Recent full servicing; ideal for touring.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions
1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30HP Fixed-Head Coupe GMX54 – sold for $172,000 The Rolls-Royce 25/30 Long-Chassis 2-passenger coupe offered here carries a one-off body design, built by James Young Ltd. In addition to providing the prestige of a unique design, the car comes with the sort of provenance and documentation that history-minded connoisseurs of fine old cars dream about.
Auction Source: 2008 Monterey Preview