Classics, passion for the past

1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Hooper Sports Saloon GXK14

£ 44500

Body Saloon
Fuel type Petrol
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Beige and black
Interior Color Brown
Upholstery Leather
Steering Rhd
A very smart, sound and correct, late example of a 20/25, which we have known for more than thirty years, having sold it first in 1990 and again in 2010. Over that time, the car has been nicely painted and re-upholstered to a high and appropriate standard, with new headlining and carpets, re-finished woodwork, etc and has benefited from various good quality attention besides. Apart from the painting and trimming, approximately £46,000 was spent between 1998 and 2009, mainly on on mechanical work and more has been done since. Work has included a new aluminium cylinder head, re-wiring in correct, cotton covered cable, front axle overhaul, steering and suspension renovation, and oil filter conversion, water pump overhaul, fitting of seat belts, and a great deal more. The coachwork is wonderfully solid, the doors closing with a satisfying 'clunk', and also benefitting from the quality of fittings used by Hooper, such as stainless steel windscreen surround, door handles, etc, and a nice sliding sunroof. Considerable history file included. An appealing, non-ostentatious, usable and wholesome car, ideal for club events, touring, or simply for tootling about in. Charming!

Chassis No. GXK14
Reg No. CUC 3
Price £44,500

Snippets: Villiers to Godinton
Delivered to Frank H Farrier, M.D. of the Villiers Engineering Co. F.H. Farrier started working for the company in 1902 & when he retired from the board in 1957 he was made President of the company in honour of his contributions. After only being in his possession for a year, GXK14 was bought by the Hon. Lillie Bruce Ward, owner of Godinton, a 15th Century Manor House in Kent. The house had been in the Toke family from the early 1500s until 1911 when it was sold to G. A. Dodd, he died in 1917 which was when Lillie Ward bought the property. Her daughter Geraldine married Capt. Wyndham Green who was Lillie’s land agent & upon Lillie’s death in 1952, as her son Edward did not want the property (he was married to an heiress of the Nestle family) Lillie bequeathed her entire estate, including GXK14 & Godinton to her grandson - Alan Wyndham Green. In 1991 Alan established the Godinton House Preservation & since his death in 1996 the trust manages the estate in order to preserve both its past & its future.