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1938 Rolls Royce 25/30 D Bodied Limousine with Coachwork by Thrupp & Maberly

Make: Rolls-Royce
Model: 25/30
Type: Limousine
Year: 1938
Mileage: 96,601
Color: Black
Engine: Straight 6
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black Leather and Mohair
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Charleston, West Virginia, United States

1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Additional Info:

This original example of the most iconic and notable of Rolls Royce engineering and craftsmanship showcases the zenith of British industry.

Drive to your country club and car shows in a headturning car that bystanders will think came out of the Downton Abbey TV series.

A previous owner imported this right hand drive limousine into the US and performed restoration work including repainting the body, reupholstery of the interior with the chaufeurs compartment in black leather and the passender compartment in mohair. The vehicle retains its original english license plate

During the over 4 years that the vehicle has been in my car collection, I have made serveral restorations and repairs including:

Reupholsery and replacement of the top

Replacement of broken leaf spring and installation of all new leather gaiters from Rudy's custom gaiters on the springs and suspection joints. See photos

Addition of petronix electronic ignition and electronic voltage regulation ( with original parts retained for any desired originality reversion)

Repair to wiring so all gauges function ( the clock has not been repaired or replaced)

Preparation of foundry patterns to reproduce the original Thrupp and Maberly exterior door handles ( only one handle was original and the reproduction required pattern carving, foundry casting, finishing, chroming and installation). See photo

Replacement of all door windows along with glass channel (including the chaufeur separation glass wall)

Rebuilding of the chaufeur door. See photo

Steam cleaning of car underside and some frame painting

Replacement of hoses and belt along with reinstallation of water pump.

The car appears to match the mileage shown on the odometer and to never have had any major disassembly. The car starts and drives well if one understands it is an original 79 year old used car. Future restoration should include checking and relining of brakes, adjustment or repair of the ride softness control. While the electrics function, future work would include rewiring the harness inside the body conduit system. The car has a functional Luvax Bijur foot operated chassis oiling system and therefore drips oil continuously but does not appear to leak engine oil or antifreeze.

I have grealy enjoyed working on and driving this wonderful car.

WARNING: A shy person, who wants to avoid attention, should not buy this car.

This car is sold "As is" and "Where is" without any warranty, representation or promise of condition or performance; all statements herein are based on personal impression and do not constitute a warranty or representation or any other basis for legal claims. Bidders are advised to inspect the vehicle before bidding as no adjustments or reductions of any successful bid price will be made for any problems, defects, or bad conditions. Clear title and possession will be given after full payment is received. The buyer must take possession within 2 weeks of auction completion. Seller is not responsible for loading vehicle; risk of loss transfers upon tender of delivery to Buyer or his shipper. Buyer is responsible for all taxes and government fees due upon transfer.