The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 was one of the world’s great cars, not only in terms of prestige and cost, but also in its size. Many early admirers of the Rolls-Royce marque must have longed for a smaller version that could thread through increasingly congested traffic with more ease. Some even relished the idea of driving the Rolls-Royce their self…a task most Silver Ghost owners deemed best left to a trained chauffeur.
In 1922, Rolls-Royce revealed a new, smaller car designed for the owner-driver (although many would be chauffer driven). It was called the Twenty, after its taxable horsepower rating, and ably provided the quality, quiet and durability that was by then immutably associated with the Rolls-Royce nameplate. The Twenty proudly carried the world-famous Parthenon-inspired Rolls-Royce radiator design, as would all its similarly sized successors to come.
The Twenty was replaced in 1929 by the 20/25, which was then succeeded in early 1936 by the 25/30 chassis. The 25/30 was powered by a 4.3-liter OHV six engine that was a larger displacement derivative of the 20/25 design that preceded it. The 25/30 was produced during the 1936-1938 period and by the time it was retired, 1,201 chassis had been produced in the series. The model was replaced for 1939 by a new small Roll-Royce, called the Wraith (later to become the post-WWII Silver Wraith).
The Rolls-Royce 25/30 offered here today has just received a thorough inspection and is described to be in good to excellent condition throughout. Offered are a very reasonable reserve, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Known to reach speeds of up to 75mph, what a remarkable and elegant way to travel.
La Rolls-Royce présentée aujourd’hui vient d’être inspectée et est décrite comme étant en bon, voire excellent état général.Offerte à un prix raisonnable, c’est l’occasion à ne pas manquer. Connue pour atteindre 75 miles à l’heure, quelle façon remarquable et élégante de voyager.