1930-1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25

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 Rolls-Royce 20/25:
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:

ohv I-6
3,680 cc (224 cid)

* Not officially quoted

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