1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30


1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30

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

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at England
price £/td> £1,100
predeccesor 1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25
engine Inline-6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Pushrod Operated OHV,
displacement 4257 cc / 260 in³
compression 5.75:1
power 85.8 kw / 115 bhp @ 4500 rpm
specific output 27.01 bhp per litre
body / frame Steel over Pressed Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
front tires 600×19
rear tires 600×19
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
transmission Four-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.73:1, 2.33:1, 1.49:1, 1.00:1
final drive 4.55:1
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