The 1930-1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25 was the second-generation "small" Rolls-Royce -- the direct replacement for the original "20." Unlike the Phantom I, there was no Springfield equivalent built in the U.S.
As with all such prewar Rolls-Royces, it was offered only as a rolling chassis for coachbuilt bodywork, so a huge variety of styles still exists. Beautifully and carefully crafted, the 20/25 was surprisingly slow, even for the period -- about 70 mph tops.
A synchromesh gearbox was added for 1932, and a complete centralized chassis lubrication for 1934. This Rolls-Royce was the British at their best, so no excuse needed to buy one.
Pluses of the 1930-1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25:
- A CCCA Classic
- Luxurious British fittings
- Magnificent construction
- Mechanical parts still available
- Silky controls
Minuses of the 1930-1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25:
- Body restoration difficult
- Stodgy performance
- Very high parts and restoration costs
Production of the 1930-1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25:
Specifications of the 1930-1936
Wheelbase, inches: 129.0
Length, inches: average 180.0
Weight, pounds: approx. 3,800
Price, new: NA
Engines for the 1930-1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
| ohv I-6||3,680 cc (224 cid) ||65* ||1930-1936 |
* Not officially quoted
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